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The Magazine: July 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 11)
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July 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Down on the farm...
• Who you gonna call...
• Deceased still collect wages...

by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
• "More articles like this would be great."
• "Congratulations"

by Staff
Siskiyou National Forest Update
For the past two years, miners in southwest Oregon have been bombarded by one attack on mining after another.
by Tom Kitchar
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Celebrities take over hearing, and at least one senator is fed up
• Ruling Upholds EPA's authority to address Garcia River, other waterways polluted by runoff
• US Supreme Court: Sokaogon Chippewa can set water standard
• 1872 Mining Law under attack
• Waiting for a decision about 43CFR 3809
by Staff
Company Looks at Restarting Sunshine Mine
The lights are on again in the Sunshine silver mine as a New Orleans company investigates whether it is profitable to buy the operation.
by Associated Press
Piedmont Gold
The Piedmont region of the eastern United States extends for over 800 miles, from Alabama northeast to Pennsylvania. It includes the rolling country between the flat coastal plain to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Gold & The Dollar
Following is a speech Rep. Ron Paul delivered to the House of Representatives in early June, making a case for the return to the gold standard.—Editor
by Rep. Ron Paul
Picks & Pans: Exploring Wyoming's High Desert
In an untamed and lonely part of Wyoming’s high desert sits a deposit of gold so large, and so vast, that even today its volume remains a mystery. With an aerial extent of over 10 square miles and a depth of nearly 7,000 feet...
by David C. Freitag
Sons of Gwalia & Herbert Hoover
The Sons of Gwalia mine is situated in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. It was found by a group of Welsh prospectors in 1896. Gwalia simply means Wales; hence, it was Sons of Gwalia who found the mine.
by Jim Foster
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Prospecting on the Yukon River
In my years of searching for gold, there was never a greater thrill than prospecting along the Yukon.
by Ron Wendt
Placer Gold in Arizona
Arizona is better-known for copper than for gold, but there are a number of dry placers in the western and southern parts of the state. A prolonged drought at the time of this writing has made the placers the driest they have been in recorded history. A good gold panner can find colors in many gulches and benches, far more than those that have been described in reports.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Fire Assay of Fly Eyes
Colorado-Utah-Wyoming oil shale was first reliably discovered to contain gold and silver by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the 1920s. Although most of this vast shale resource, up to 1,000 feet in thickness, contained nil or barely detectable values, many brown shale samples fire assayed here over the past thirty years have yielded up to 0.02 ounces per ton (opt) Au and 2.0 opt Ag.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
Bill Could Create New Silver Market
Legislation before Congress would enable the federal government to become a net silver buyer for the first time in four decades.
by Associated Press
2002 Inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame
Seven legendary figures of American mining will be enshrined in the National Mining Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Saturday, September 7, 2002, at The Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
by Staff
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
The specter of nuclear war temporarily raised its ugly head last month, which prompted many nations to recall their citizens from both India and Pakistan, and sent shock waves through both the financial and metals markets.
by Leonard Melman
Mystery of Olmec Jade Solved
Since the 18th century, collectors, geologists and archaeologists have sought the answer to a frustrating mystery: The ancient Olmecs fashioned statues out of striking blue-green jade, but the stone itself was nowhere to be found in the Americas.
by Associated Press

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