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The Magazine: June 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 10)
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June 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Taxpayers taken for a “ride”
• Fellow Congressmen, lend me your earmarks...

by Staff
Our Readers Say
Table of Weights and Measures on ICMJ website
More on presidential candidate Ron Paul
by Staff
Legislative And Regulatory Update
• Polar bear listed
• Forest Service trying to close off access
by Staff
Platinum Alley—The South American Zone of Wealth and Adventure
California and Alaska have their reputation for gold mining wealth but they just don’t begin to compare with the huge wealth of gold and platinum found in the past and today in Colombia, Panama and Ecuador in western South America.
by George H. Hamilton Jr.
Choosing The Right Detector Coil
Every machine has its own adjustments and settings, but one of the most important ways to increase the capabilities of whatever detector you own is through the use of accessory coils.
by Chris Ralph
Washington Gold Miners Receive Ecology Award
Representatives from Washington State’s independent, small-scale gold mining community recently accepted an award and a message of gratitude from the leader of the State’s Department of Ecology.
by David Knowlen
Internet Scams
It starts out innocently enough…
by Staff
Becoming A Nozzle Master
Tired but satisfied after the first day dredging this season, I settled into my homemade oak camp chair. My eyes scanned the beautiful river, steep forested mountains and crisp blue sky, with the heat of the day fading.
by Ron Kliewer
Slug Gulch
Slug Gulch. What a name. It originates back into the 1860s or so. The question is whether it was referring to the snail-like creature or to large pieces of gold. The name alone is enough for any prospector to consider checking the area out.
by Don Robinson
Gold Deposits of Georgia
The first actual discovery of gold made on the lands of what is now the State of Georgia is shrouded in the mist of history.
by Chris Ralph
Mining the Old-Timers
“They’re taking it to the grave with them.” These words came from my Canadian mining partner when we discussed what he had learned from an elderly gentleman in a nursing home. While that particular visit was not very successful, we had a number of others that worked out far better.
by R. V. Larson
Prospecting Adventures—Pure Gold
I often wonder if I would have felt the same about gold prospecting if my father had introduced me to it at a young age. Would I have the same passion and fascination that I do now? How much further along the learning curve would I be if...
by Jim Pressley
Legislation Would Require Palladium Coin
Pending legislation requiring the government to mint a $20 coin with palladium mined domestically would put Montana front and center.
by Associated Press
Record Gold Prices Prompt Gold Mining In Boulder
Nearly 150 years after gold was discovered in Boulder County along Gold Run Creek, a couple of old mines are slowly cranking back into operation now that excavating the slender veins of precious metal is profitable again.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
It is my belief that these trends toward rising budgetary and trade deficits, escalating monetary creation and interest rates that are being held at artificially low levels will continue and I believe that further US Dollar weakness has now been built into the system.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff

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