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General Mining Act of 1872

The General Mining Act of 1872 is a United States federal law that authorizes and governs prospecting and mining for economic minerals, such as gold, platinum, and silver, on federal public lands. This law, approved on May 10, 1872, codified the informal system of acquiring and protecting mining claims on public land, formed by prospectors in California and Nevada from the late 1840s through the 1860s, such as during the California Gold Rush.…
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Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills at least 30

At least 30 people have been killed in the collapse of a gold mine in north-eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The collapse occurred in the Kohistan district of Badakhshan province. Villagers had reportedly dug a 60m (220ft) deep but makeshift shaft in a river bed to hunt for gold and were caught in its collapse. Afghanistan has vast resources of minerals but…
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Barrick-Randgold Merger Consummated as Trading Starts in New Company’s Shares

NEW YORK & TORONTO — Trading in the shares of the new company created by the merger of Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources started at the opening of business on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges this morning. The ringing of the opening bell at the NYSE was performed by the company’s executive chairman, John Thornton, accompanied by the president…
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New England Gold – John Dorval & Hillbillie John Tell Au on Gold Radio Show

US based Gold Radio Show host Bobby Freedom interviews New England historians and gold prospectors John Dorval and Hillbillie John. New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont's Buffalo Brook and the Fox Mine, and New York gold discussed. Editors Note: Vermont Gold Rush - The historic Rooks Mine supervised by Henry Fox in Vermont was located on Reading Pond Brook below Buffalo Brook.  
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Nevada Fourmile: Journey to a High-Grade Au Discovery

In late 2015, Barrick was nearing completion of an important exploration drilling program in Nevada—and it wasn’t going well. The program, located in an area known as Fourmile, involved drilling 11 holes. Expectations for the program were high because the site was only about a kilometer away from one of the largest gold discoveries in recent memory, Goldrush. Fourmile, it was…
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Freedom Dig for Au

Bobby Freedom's 2019 Freedom Dig will be held May 17-19 at Arrowhead Campground located on Badin Lake in the Uwharrie National Forest North Carolina. Reservations can be made online or by calling: 877-444-6777 if no answer on automated hone system prompt 1 (camping) just press number two for permits and you will get a representative who can take your card over…
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The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown

I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as a type of superstition. According to my conviction this is, however, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time. – Albert Einstein
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FBI Philadelphia Field – Claim Jumpers Strike Civil War Gold Find During Night Raid

Philadelphia, PA: March 19, 2018 - FBI Statement on Elk County Pennsylvania Excavation. The FBI was conducting a court-authorized excavation last week at Dents Run, Elk County, Pennsylvania. Nothing was found, and the excavation ended on Wednesday, March 14. As this is related to an ongoing investigation, any additional comment would be inappropriate at this time. 1 Pound = Troy Ounces.…
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Vermont Gold Rush Historian and Antique Expert Passes Away – Alston L. Springer, 1949 – 2018

from the Vermont Journal .com - LUDLOW, Vt. – Alston L. Springer, 69, passed away July 26, 2018 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, after a brief illness. He was born April 20, 1949 in Stamford, Conn., the son of Nelson F. Sr. and Florence (Layman) Springer. He attended schools in Stamford and graduated from Stamford Catholic High School and later…
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