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Scott Harn

Scott grew up with prospecting in his blood. His grandfather, Herb Reid, had a cabin and mining claims on the Trinity River in Northern California, and was the editor of the Journal from 1966-1979.
Scott's parents, Ken & Kathy Harn, ran the Journal for twenty years, from 1979-1999. Scott worked for the Journal during his high school and college years, and then returned, with his wife Sally, to purchase the magazine when his father announced he was retiring in December 1999. 
Running the Journal takes up much of his time, but Scott also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three daughters, playing and coaching soccer, and dredging and detecting for gold.

He is a proud supporter of the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council serves as a national advisor.
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Chris Ralph
Associate Editor

Chris had been writing articles for us for about four years before officially joining the staff in January 2008.

Chris has worked for precious metal mining companies conducting both surface and underground operations, and has a degree in Mining Engineering from Nevada's Mackey School of Mines.

He is an individual prospector who has been searching the hills of California and Nevada for many years, finding some nice gold and gems on many occasions.

Chris is based in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

He can be reached at PO Box 3104, Reno, Nevada, 89502
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Leonard Melman
Senior Financial Writer

Leonard has been reporting on the financial markets for us, with an emphasis on precious metals, since January 1986.

Leonard draws on his previous experience as a securities and commodities broker, and he’s reported on mining operations on four continents. He’s also been a frequent speaker at mining investment conferences in Canada.

Leonard and his wife live in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada.
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Sally Harn
Advertising Manager

Sally handles all the advertising accounts, design work and layout for the Journal, in addition to subscriptions.

She’s also a decent gold panner. She won this third place medal at the California Gold Panning Championships a few years ago, beating out a couple of guys from the Idaho-Maryland Mine in a friendly wager in the Beginners Division!

Outside of work, Sally volunteers much of her time organizing school art projects, taking photos and designing yearbooks for her daughters' school. She also coaches and plays soccer with her family.
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