JV notes some simlarities in the background figures to Lee J. Ames. Curious.
Lubbers was responsible for the faces in the original. Backgrounds have been added here by a new artist - probably part of the Iger Shop. There is no relation in EITHER story to "Navaho Gold" - the title shown on this cover.
They didn't even get the "A.E. Carruthers" house name correct.
Appears to be material reprinted from various Planet stories with some new unifying text added. Possibly some of this is early Murphy Anderson.