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We scour the field looking to bring you the latest mining and mining claim stories pertinent to you the Small time miner.
Pikes Peak Gold Rush

Pikes Peak Gold Rush

Pikes Peak or Bust The Colorado gold rush was the surge of prospectors racing to Pikes Peak in 1858-59.[1] Many people were finding gold in the area in the past, such as Native Americans, trappers, and explorers, but in light of the California gold rush, prospectors...

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Carolina Gold Rush

Carolina Gold Rush

The Yellow Doorstop The first gold rush in the United States took place in North Carolina, and the first discovery of gold occurred in Cabarrus county, through very unexpected means. In 1799, twelve year old Conrad Reed went fishing in Little Meadow Creek and...

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Early American Mining

Early American Mining

Mining acted as a catalyst for the growth and expansion of the United States, as it drove thousands of pioneers westward for the prospect of riches. Where ever there was gold, there would be people, boom towns, industry, and even incorporated territories and their...

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Big Finds from Small Miners

Big Finds from Small Miners

Today, the mining industry is being lead by multi-billion international companies, but don’t be intimidated by this, because there’s plenty of room for the little guy. The small miners and prospectors of the world are constantly finding new riches,...

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How We Pick the Best Claims for You

How We Pick the Best Claims for You

A common complaint we hear from our customers is the recent glut of worthless mining claims that are available. Why are people allowed to claim a large chunk of nothing, and how can they possibly sell that. You’ve probably scrolled through eBay and noticed a large amount of cheap mining claims being listed, and probably wondered why we price our mines the way that we do. We don’t just find any hole in the ground and drive a stake through it. We pick out the ones that we know hold value.

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The Richest Hill in the World

The Richest Hill in the World

Butte, Montana got its start as a mining boom town. Immigrants started pouring in the area in the 1860s, but it was mostly placer mining until it started to dry up in 1871, and it wasn’t until 1874 when hard rock mining started to gain traction.Not unlike most boom towns in the frontier west, Butte initially got its attraction for its gold and silver, but the newfound harness of electricity created a huge demand for copper, which Butte was more than abundant in.

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History of the USFS and BLM

History of the USFS and BLM

For years, miners have been at odds with the Bureau of Land Managment and the United States Forest Service. Their policing of miner’s property ranges from hassling them by bombarding them with requests for NOI or POO, to complete reclamation and closure of their historical sites. It’s interesting to look back at these different agencies’ origins, and how their mission evolved to impeding mineral rights.

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Success Stories of Miner Perseverance

Success Stories of Miner Perseverance

For many years, miners have been in constant conflict with the USFS and BLM. The small scale miner is often at the mercy of the government when it comes to their mining rights, making it difficult for them to pursue their prospects. However, there are many instances where the little guy was able to come out victorious.

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