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The Magazine: October 2011 (Vol. 81, No. 2)
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October 2011 (Vol. 81, No. 2)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
 • By the numbers...
 • National Debt

by Staff
Legislative And Regulatory Update
• Good news on EPA regs
• California rewards key appointment to dredging foe
• Republicans seek to block creation of National Monuments
• Zimbabwe threatens seizure of mining rights
by Scott Harn
Ask The Experts—Separating platinum from sands using bubbles
I am trying to find any information about using bubbles to separate platinum from sands and small particles. I think it has to have a surfactant in the process. Do you know of this bubble tech?
by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts—Extraction of micro gold from black sands
I know big mining companies use cyanide and other leach systems to recover gold from ore. Is this the only economically feasible way to recover the values?
by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts—Difference between a Geiger counter and scintillator
Would you explain the difference between a Geiger counter and a scintillator and how they operate in uranium prospecting?
by Chris Ralph
Then and Now: Is Gold Really Money?
The gold from 80 years ago still holds all of its value—it’s the Dollar that has been damaged.
by Chris Ralph
Gold, Quartz & Chalcedony—Part I
Gold has always been noted to have an affinity for quartz to such a degree prospectors almost always dig on quartz veins in a search for the precious metal.
by W. Dan Hausel
Prospecting Australia—Part I
The call of gold is a strong one and it has pulled men from every corner of the planet. That said, I guess it’s now my turn to chase far away gold.
by Chris Ralph
Oregon Dredge Permit Litigation Update
In other words, just like those that move next to an airport and then complain about the noise, Mr. Riskedahl deliberately went out of his way to “witness and document the effects of suction dredge mining,” and when he found some, he was annoyed by it!
by Tom Kitchar
Gold From Black Sand Tailings
The pile up on the small hill had to be a couple yards of black sand. I’m not one to ignore a little gold even if it is small in size—I have always believed that gold fever comes in all sizes.
by Tom Leftwich
The Fine Art of Panning Heavy Sands
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
by Jim Halloran
Mining Districts: A Concept Reborn
Most of the mining opposition today is centered around the small-scale miner. These miners number in the thousands and come from every walk of life.
by Jim Foley
California State Gold Panning Championships
This was a tough task and it required really fast speed and perfect gold recovery, with 210 gold panners competing to advance.
by Staff
The Golden Days of Julian, California
Some scattered reports say that gold may have been washed from streams here as early as the 1840s, but the undisputed major discovery came in 1870.
by Frank Lorey III
An Expensive Lesson
Alaska is a land of extremes and the weather is no exception. By the time we reached the mighty Yukon River we could see a dark line of clouds stretching from east to west as far as the eye could see.
by Jim Foley
Judge Denies Request To Delay Michigan Mine
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
by John Flesher
Melman on Gold & Silver
All of these negatives have finally begun to erode bullishness on Wall Street and the financial markets began to look wobbly at best and dangerously weak at worst.
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