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The mining business, although for the most part highly reputable, has been known to attract shysters and con artists. We refer interested readers, particularly those who have been approached to invest in a mining operation, to read the pamphlet on Gold from Water and Other Mining Scams (by P. J. Lechler, 1997, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 22, 17 p.) Most of the statements in this section are taken, with permission, from this pamphlet.