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Placer Examination - Principles and Practice

Posted January 02, 2011 in Gold Mining
As the title suggests, the subject matter in this book deals for the most part with the examination and testing of placers. It is intended primarily as a guide for the professional mineral examiner who examines mining claims located on public lands of the United States.

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Gold Districts of California

Posted July 16, 2009 in Gold Mining
California has been the source of more than 106 million troy ounces of gold, the most productive state in the Union. This digitized publication by the California Division of Mines & Geology contains information on approximately 350 gold mining districts.

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Distribution of Principal Gold Producing Districts of the United States

Posted July 16, 2009 in Gold Mining
This is part two of a series of articles from the Book "Principal Gold-Producing Districts of the United States" published by the USGS.

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Historic Gold Production

Posted July 16, 2009 in Gold Mining
The sources of data for the gold worksheet are the mineral statistics publications of the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)—Minerals Yearbook (MYB) and its predecessor, Mineral Resources of the United States (MR); and Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) and its predecessor, Commodity Data Summaries (CDS)

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Principal Gold Producing Districts of the United States

Posted July 16, 2009 in Gold Mining
This is part one of a series of articles from the Book "Principal Gold-Producing Districts of the United States" published by the USGS.

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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

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