Placer Gold Districts of Arizona

Placer Gold Districts of Arizona

The placer gold districts of Arizona have been in production on some level for over two centuries. The earliest placer gold districts of Arizona were discovered by the Native Americans, followed by the Spanish, who worked some of them on a small scale. The Quijotoa district was recorded as having been worked by Padre Lopez…

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Placer Gold Districts of Nevada

Placer Gold Districts of Nevada

Nevada is well known as the top U.S. producer of lode¬†gold, but did you know Nevada also has placer gold deposits? Some of Nevada’s largest placer districts have produced hundreds of thousands of ounces of gold and silver, including some very large nuggets. In Osceola, one of the worlds largest gold nuggets, said to have…

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Staking Claims in Alaska: A Primer

Who Manages Alaska

Alaska: Big, beautiful, wild, and full of opportunities. The rugged expanse of Alaska¬†has posed many challenges for its explorers and inhabitants over the centuries, and there is no doubt that it still poses these same challenges today. As with most things in life though, where you find great challenges you are also bound to find…

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Stake a claim: It’s your right!

The West was built on the backs of prospectors and mules. These brave men, and even a few women, risked everything to scour the hills and streams of the Western U.S. in search of fortune. At the time, gold, silver, and copper rushes were the best opportunity to really make it big. A lucky handful…

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