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The Forms of Crystalline Gold


The largest and most perfect single gold crystals are nearly always in the form of octahedra. These large octahedral crystals often possess deeply recessed faces.

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The History of Mining Claims


Congress decided that if they shared the riches of our lands with the people, we would colonize and expand the states at a much faster pace, thus the birth of public lands and mining claims in America.

Evolution Of A Desert Wash Plant


The water instantly dropped though the screen, leaving a pile of mud behind! I was so excited that I replaced it with a 150-mesh screen, and the same thing happened!

Gleaning for Gold


It couldn’t possibly be a bullet or other trash this deep into the hill. No sir, it was a solid zip-zip signal that I know so well.

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PLP Update


The intent is to rein in abuses by rogue agents of the Forest Service who have an anti-mining agenda whereby a miner can get a bad federal agent fired.

Making the Jump to Electronic Prospecting


After pinpointing and recovery, he had his first nugget of channel gold in his hand. This was also his first nugget with the new detector.

The Info Is Out There


While I don’t know the exact date of the map, I know it would have been in the late 1800s, as that was when the pioneers made early gold discoveries in this area.

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Gold: Is It Everywhere?


Gold, on the other hand, is super rare, and is one of the rarest elements in the earth’s crust. It averages only 0.000004 percent of the earth’s surface. That is four parts in a billion.

Blast From The Past: Gold of the Common Man


America’s gold coinage began modestly, but enriched by the 1849 Gold Rush, the U.S. accelerated the program and from 1850 to 1932 produced, with several design changes…

Thieves Make Off with Tons of Gold & Silver Ore


According to local press reports, about ten armed thieves forced their way into a private freight dispatch yard near the port, subdued employees, and then took several hours to search for the shipping containers…

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Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


Gold, Silver & Stocks—How Do I Decide Where to Invest?


First, I look for smaller exploration companies that appear to be on the right track or that have started producing precious metals and are able to do so at a low cost per ounce.

New Mexico Reaches $32M Settlement Over 2015 Gold King Mine Spill


The New Mexico settlement marks just the latest reached over the past year. Colorado and the Navajo Nation also have inked multimillion-dollar agreements…

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Why The Paper Change?


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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• All bark but no bite
• Company looks to restart mining in Wisconsin

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