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    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
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    Republic, WA

    Just visiting republic today and tomorrow probably and discovering the awesome history! Iíve lived in eastern WA basically my whole life and never realized all the potential this area has. Lots of gold and other stuff, mostly lode, but still. If you get the chance for sure visit the historical society museum and the Stonerose Interpretive Center. I came here with my family around 15 years ago to dig fossils but I didnít know about the mining much at all. Click image for larger version. 

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    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
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    Went deer hunting in near Republic in the late 60's ( no luck ), and my sister lived on a commune just a couple miles out of town in'75-'76. I visited her there, and was driven off by the crowd of hippies. An interesting experience.

    I wasn't aware of the major mining at the time either.

    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
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    I just found a little color on granite creek at the edge of town too.Click image for larger version. 

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    Jul 2012
    Blackfoot, Idaho
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    I got a tip several years ago about potential platinum in the tailings of the old Poland/China mine east of Oroville. A couple of years later, Chris and I got up there. But when we got there, a mining company from Canada was test drilling the site. They were nice to talk to, but wouldn't let me sample the tailings. They claimed to know nothing about any platinum, and were looking for gold reserves that had been missed. We really liked the country up there, and there was a lot of gold mining went on all over Northeastern Washington at one time, and few people are aware of it. There were also a few diamonds found up there.
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  5. #5

    Oct 2013
    western sahara
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    600ounces per ton..that would be worth hammering out with a handchisel...or with my teeth

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    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Some years back some friends of mine attended the NW Miners Rally in Oroville Washington and we lover it. We dredged the Similkimine RV. /Okanogin RV.(sp) there and we really enjoyed our stay to say the least!



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