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The Magazine: May 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 9)
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May 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 9)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• California Governor buys more votes
• The Bank of the EPA
• Just put it on my card

by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
“...where does the NFS get the authority and power to restrict access...”
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Occupancy rules discussed
• Comment period open for small-scale mining and dredging in Oregon
by Staff
California Wilderness Coalition and The Nature Conservancy Recruit Government Employees to Carry Out Huge Land Grab
US Geological Survey, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and California State Employees Attend Environmental Extremist Conference.
by Scott Harn
Drywashing Rules Clarified
Carson Culp, Assistant Director of Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection for BLM, sent out an internal memorandum to all state BLM directors to clarify rules pertaining to gas-powered drywashers.
by Staff
Mineralized Calderas in Colorado
A caldera is a large circular volcanic depression caused by collapse due to the removal of molten magma from an underlying magma chamber. The removal of magma is due to explosive venting of lava and pyroclastic material.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Keystone Gold-Copper District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming
The Keystone district includes a group of mineralized shear zones and veins that are associated with the Keystone Quartz Diorite in the Medicine Bow Mountains of southwestern Wyoming. Gold production from this district is unknown, although some estimates suggest that 7,500 to more than 12,000 ounces were produced.
by W. Dan Hausel
Picks & Pans: Mining Tungsten Ore—A Case History
In 1977, when the price of tungsten hit one of its highs, three of us formed U.S. Western Mines to look for scheelite, the mineral ore of tungsten. Union Carbide Corporation was purchasing raw tungsten ore at...
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
Gold in Oregon
At least 6 million ounces of gold have been produced in Oregon since 1859. Since there are no accurate records of production prior to 1904, it is obvious that total gold production was considerably higher than that which has been recorded.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Aussie Gold—A Look at the Northern Territory
The Northern Territory has about six hundred proven gold deposits and has produced nearly 12 million ounces with a further 15 million ounces to be recovered. While the early hard rock miners were eventually blocked by water flows...
by A.R. Cameron
The Phoenix Gold Mine: A Brief History
The Phoenix Gold Mine is located approximately 7 miles south of Concord, North Carolina, and was discovered in about 1836, some 37 years following the first discovery of gold in the United States and a few years following the discovery of gold in quartz veins by Joseph Barringer.
by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.
Calico Mine
During the summer break of my first year of college in the late ‘50s, I was unemployed and bored, so my friends and I decided to do some gold mine exploration. We used to read a magazine called Treasure and had a good idea of where all the gold mines were located.
by Reggie Gould
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
Melman on Gold & Silver
This was not a month for the weak-hearted. During the past thirty days, we have had an explosive intensification of the Middle East conflict, threats of OPEC using the “Oil Weapon” once again, a growing chain of events flowing out of the Enron collapse and...
by Leonard Melman

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