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« Back to Northern California, July 1993 National Geographic Magazine

A hard rock miner's helmet illuminates dust as he works. The Forks of the Salmon was the center of large gold mining operations in Siskyou County, which had several hundred placer mines at one time. Prospectors still run work in streams and inside mines in the rugged region.
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A hard rock miner's helmet illuminates dust as he works. The Forks of the Salmon was the center of large gold mining operations in Siskyou County, which had several hundred placer mines at one time. Prospectors still run work in streams and inside mines in the rugged region.
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