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He Struck It Rich in Ecuador; Now He's Looking for the Lost Cities of Gold (

An update on the Rinehart suction gold dredging case -- asking for your help

As many of our readers know, the State of California legislated suction dredge miners out of the water under the guise of environmental degradation, then legislators agreed to...

Meet the Man Who Found Australia's Largest Gold Nugget (

The Plume of Gold Ejected by a Cosmic Collision: scientists believe they have witnessed the formation of heavy metals in space (

BLM kills 10-million-acre Greater sage grouse mineral withdrawal

by Scott Harn, Editor/Publisher Notice: The Bureau of Land Management announced it is cancelling the 10-million-acre mineral withdrawal for the Greater sage grouse across six ...

Perot Museum welcomes its own rock star — a gold nugget that weighs more than 50 pounds (

Images from the 1800s capture life for prospectors chasing the Canadian gold rush (Daily Mail)

Trump Wants to Free Up Federal Lands; His Interior Secretary Fail Him (National Review)

BLM agent Dan Love out after accusations of intimidation, misappropriating evidence and accepting gratuities on the job (Reno Gazette-Journal)

REMINDER: Maintenance Fees/Waiver Due September 1

Claimholders : Remember to get your Maintenance Fees or Waiver forms in by September 1. We highly recommend you hand deliver the required forms to your local Bureau of Land Ma...

Free Range Report highlights bullying by USFS and quotes Shannon Poe of American Mining Rights Association (

Reminder - Sonora Gold and Outdoor Festival August 19-20

Just a reminder that the Sonora Gold and Outdoor Festival is this coming weekend, August 19-20, 2017, at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, California. Unfortunately ICMJ'...

Government has no clue how much land it bought with $815 million (

A mini gold rush has descended on Northern California (SF Chronicle)

Update on California suction gold dredging court cases

Public Lands for the People ( ) sent out an update to the ongoing suction gold dredging court cases in Judge Ochoa's court in San Bernardino, C...

EPA and Army Corps to rescind 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule

by Scott Harn, Editor/Publisher, ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers announced their intent to...

Advertising deadline extended to noon on Monday 6/12/17

Our advertising deadline is normally the 10th, but it fell on a Saturday this month, so the deadline is extended to noon on Monday, 6/12/17. You may use our online ad submissi...

Website search and links under repair

We are aware that searches and links are not pointing to the correct pages currently on the new site. It's under repair and we hope to have it fixed shortly! Thanks for your p...

Harnessing Bacteria to Turn Gold Grains Into Nuggets (

President Trump signs order to review national monuments

On Wednesday, 4/26/217, President Trump signed an Executive Order on national monuments, calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review all national monuments over 100,000...
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