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The Magazine: May 2011 (Vol. 80, No. 9)
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May 2011 (Vol. 80, No. 9)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• From makers to takers
• Ministry of Mother Earth
• Where not to invest

by Staff
Why Haven't They Mined This Claim?
Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
by Jim Halloran
Ask The Experts—Where can I find information on the Abby mine?
Q: I would like to know where I can find information on the Abby mine located at Hildreth, CA.
by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts—Is it possible for a mountain range to have good lode gold deposits and yet the area streams not carrying like deposits of gold?
Q: Is it possible for a mountain range to have good lode gold deposits and yet the area streams not carrying like deposits of gold? Or do the two go hand-in-hand?
by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts—How do you amend a placer claim?
Q: How do you amend a placer claim?
by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts—What happened to the BLM web site geocommunicator.gov?
Q: What happened to the BLM web site geocommunicator.gov? We cannot get mining claim info any more. Can you write about this? Or if you did what volume and number? Thanks for keeping the ICMJ alive and well.
by Scott Harn
The Ups and Downs of Geologic Faults
Faults are fractures, breaks and broken zones in the Earth’s crust where one side of the break has moved relative to the other, and they come in many different varieties.
by Chris Ralph
One Question, Forever Unanswered—Did He Really Find the Gold?
This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?
by R. V. Larson
Fountain of Youth Gold
Across and downstream of our operation was a large pile of huge boulders. It was logical to think that water forces may have deposited gold in and around these boulders. We moved our dredge over and started pulling the rock pile apart.
by Tom Leftwich
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Some good news for a change
• New 49ers win Karuk appeal
• Another Oregon bill of concern
by Scott Harn
Suction Dredging Update for California & Idaho
by Scott Harn
The Disappearance of State Mining Departments
Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
by Chris Ralph
The Golden Streams of Butte County, California
Even though these were some of the earliest placer deposits to be worked, there is still plenty of gold left today—it just takes more work to recover. Knowing about the old locations where gold has been found is the first step to success.
by Frank Lorey III
Melman on Gold & Silver
This general time frame appears to be a particularly important juncture in the precious metals markets and, therefore, we should present clearly understandable reasons why our opinion leans heavily toward continuation of the precious metals bull market...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff

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