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The Magazine: September 2011 (Vol. 81, No. 1)
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September 2011 (Vol. 81, No. 1)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Buying time
• Oops!
• Printing more money for banks and businesses...
• Food stamps = stimulus?

by Staff
Our Readers Say
by Clay Mayes
Ask The Experts - Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim?
Q: Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim?
by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts - Do I have any grandfathered rights that post FLPMA claim holders do not have?
Q: Does a claim holder of a claim that has been under constant, active status since 1932 have any rights that owners of newer claims do not have? In other words, do I have any grandfathered rights that post FLPMA claim holders do not have?
by Chris Ralph
Q&A With Detector Designer Dave Johnson
...it’s been a little known secret that one man was involved in designing many of the most respected very low frequency (VLF) nugget detectors on the market. Dave Johnson has designed gold-oriented detectors for Tesoro, Whites, Fisher and others for more than 25 years.
by Chris Ralph
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
by Scott Harn
Dredging Tips From The Golden Rogue
Everyone has a bucket list, and one of my items has always been to dredge and dive in a major river, Oregon’s Rogue, with the opportunity to find some chunky gold.
by Jack W. Peters
Understanding and Prospecting Benches
The most obvious benches are usually near the valley floor, but they can be thousands of feet above the valley floor. Since benches were made by streams, they can contain placer deposits.
by Jim Halloran
Gold in the Slate Creek Basin
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
by Don Robinson
Deductions: Get 'Em While You Can
...miners, prospectors and mining related businesses are discovering that capital investments in equipment, machinery and other business assets are more affordable today than ever before.
by Mark E. Battersby
California Destroys Another Prospecting Business
His small business managed to pump millions of dollars over the years into the California economy.
by Scott Harn
Endurance Is Golden
Feeling through the mud, I felt the weight and shape of what could only be gold. Throwing my hand in the water revealed a sixteen-gram nugget oozing with character.
by Michael Greyshock
Melman on Gold & Silver
What gives this illustration great importance is America may be facing the same kind of dilemmas that have brought Japan’s market such long-term grief.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff
The Preacher of Sheeps**t Flats
It seemed that the preacher always gave the same answer to anyone who asked where his gold had come from. His answer was, “If you know your gold, you can find it. However, you will have to find it the hard way, the way I found it.”
by R. V. Larson

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