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February 2015 (Vol. 84, No. 6)

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It will not be any easier than on your table at home, and so testing a very small test target like the ballpoint pen can tell you immediately if a detector is suitable for looking for tiny gold nuggets.

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February 2015 (Vol. 84, No. 6) The Bawl Mill • Leg Update: Comments need on another BLM management plan; AEMA joins with others in lawsuit asking court to set aside illegal settlement • Ask The Experts • Mining Community Loses A Great Leader: Gerald "Jerry" Hobbs • Suction Gold Dredge Miners Win on Federal Preemption • Metal Detector Testing Methods • The Silver, Gold and Gemstones of Candelaria, Nevada • Mining for Non-Geologists Field Trip Offered by GSN • Gold in The Silver Crown District, Wyoming • Prospecting for Surface Flood Gold Placers on Low and Intermediate Gradient Streams • An Introduction to Meteorites • Money In, Money Out • Uniting the Small Miners
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