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Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget

On the high desert of Wyoming, the Dickie Springs/Oregon Gulch gold deposit has been known about for over 143 years. Since 1863, early settlers who crossed the continental divide worked and studied this deposit. Reports suggest...

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California State Gold Panning Championships September 1-2, 2007


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Deadly Explosion Ruled Accidental


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Proper Assaying of Placer Samples


The whole purpose of sampling mineralized ground is to measure the values in a small volume of material that would be representative of a much larger volume of similar material. The key word is representative. Chemical and fire assaying will not accurately represent placer deposits by themselves.

Getting A Successful Start in Metal Detecting for Gold


Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.

Greenstone


Greenstone is a hard, tough, altered igneous rock, usually dark green in color. The term “greenstone” has been loosely applied to all greenish rock, including peridotite, dunite, jade, serpentine, and even hydro thermally altered rocks in mining districts. True greenstone is...

California Suction Dredging Update


There are two separate issues threatening suction dredging in California.

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