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The Magazine: September 2002 (Vol. 72, No. 1)
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September 2002 (Vol. 72, No. 1)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
Tropical island tax havens for big business...
Who is guarding the loot?
US Forest "Self" Service
by Staff
What's In A Name?
More than you’d think. For the past several years, we’ve attended countless trade shows across the country, handed out sample copies of ICMJ, and expanded our readership considerably by signing up new subscribers.
by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
• "...response to your inforamtion..."
• "Rattlesnakes" article (August 2002) was "unclear"

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Making your vote count
• CCI proposal omitted from interior budget
by Staff
BLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold Mine
The Purple Heart license plates on Oliver Gregerson’s car inspire respect from everyone, except employees of the federal government. Oliver Gregerson says he has indisputable videotape evidence that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is guilty of criminal conspiracy and fraud, and he is taking them to federal court to prove it.
by Robert Boatman
Paleoplacers in the Black Hills
The Black Hills of western South Dakota are domal mountains that rise to 7,242 feet near Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Annual precipitation reaches 28 inches, enough to support winter sports and pine forests.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The River Runs Through It
Why couldn’t we take some cold river water, pass it through some cooling coils and cool the air in the mine? This thought came to me one Sunday afternoon while fishing, knee deep, in the cold Coeur d’Alene River just west of Kellogg, Idaho.
by Bob Schlosser
DEF Has Another Successful Year
A relaxing trip was long overdue. The deadlines associated with assembling a magazine each month tend to wear on you after awhile. I needed a break. Several organizers of Dredge Earth First were...
by Scott Harn
Fellow Miner, Left for Dead, Needs Our Help
On January 11, 2002, at 7:00 am, a passerby found what he thought was a dead body by the Pro-Mack South Quartzsite store in front of the gate to the storage lockers next door. The police arrived to find Don Thornton, the Pro-Mack South Quartzsite store manager, unconscious, black and blue...
by Elaine Schrader
PGMs in California
The occurrence of platinum-group metals (PGMs) is rather widespread in California in placer deposits, but they are not of commercial interest as things now stand.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Picks & Pans: The Professional Nuggetshooter
I recently returned from a nugget-shooting trip somewhere in the extensive Basin Range of Nevada. While there, I happened to meet “Young Fella,” a professional nuggetshooter.
by Jim Straight
Company Notes
• Great Basin Gold
• Hecla Mining Company
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• U.S. Gold Corp.
• X-Cal Resources Ltd.
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Corner Bay Silver Inc.
by Staff
Gold in the First Pan
Leon has a reputation of seeing more snakes than most other gold miners. The fire red and yellow concentric rings of the mountain king snake looked especially bright in the morning sun as it lay motionless on black rock. Leon touched it with a stick, but the cold snake moved only a little.
by John Anderson
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Cedros Island, Mexico
Cedros Island, 134 square miles in area, lies in the Pacific Ocean, 14 miles off the west coast of Baja California. It is 265 miles south of Ensenada and 340 miles south of San Diego. It is one of the few Mexican islands that is inhabited, with the fishing village of Puerto Cedros having a population of 400.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Eagle and High Peak Mines of Julian, California
At an altitude of over 4,000 feet, in the mountainous terrain of eastern San Diego County, lies the once productive Julian Mining District. Beginning with placer prospecting in 1869, this area moved rapidly into underground quartz or vein mining for gold.
by Richard H. Peterson, PhD
Melman on Gold & Silver
Anyone looking for stability sure didn’t appreciate the financial markets of this past month as they fell, rose, fell and rose with dizzying swiftness, changing directions on the turn of a dime. This was as true of the gold share markets as it was of the financial markets in general.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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