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The Magazine: May 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 9)
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May 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 9)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Uncle Sam throws one heck of a party!
• Senator needs to slow down and  reconsider his bill
• Your passport may have more mileage than you do

by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
Forest Service tries to further restrict mining
• Bills would set more lands off-limits
by Scott Harn
Ask the Experts—Why doesn't the 1872 Mining Law apply to all 50 states?
Q: In the Feb 2008 Mining Journal you ran an article, “Gold Deposits of North Carolina,” by Chris Ralph. The article states that the 1872 Mining Law does not apply in North Carolina and in fact only has merit in 19 of the 50 states. Can you explain how that could happen?
by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts—Where do I find information about getting paid for raw gold?
Q: Where do I find out information about raw gold being tested for purity, refined, and getting paid cash for it?
by Scott Harn
Understanding Geologic Deposit Models
Geologists have long noted the similarities of certain types of mineral deposits all across the globe. Similar minerals, similar country rocks, and similar grades of mineralization may occur in several different parts of the world.
by Chris Ralph
The Lost Silver Triangle of the Sierra Madre—Part II
Newspaper stories in the spring of 1887 credited Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper with discovering both the long-lost Guaynopa and Tayopa mines. Flipper was in Mexico City in late April and May and a reporter interviewed him.
by Steve Wilson
Prospecting for Diamonds
In 1977, I was a young, inexperienced geologist hired to evaluate Wyoming’s diamond resources in the Colorado-Wyoming State Line district, and investigate and map all other mineral commodities in the state with the exception of oil, gas...
by W. Dan Hausel
Avino’s Durango Project
Mining has been a mainstay of the Durango economy for generations. It was mining, beginning with the discovery of what later became the Avino Mine in the sixteenth century by Juan de Tolosa of the Spanish Army, which formed the basis...
by Leonard Melman
Success With A Detector
I’m often asked, "What is the single most important skill to be successful at metal detecting?"
by Jonathan Porter
Horsetail Gold
The horsetail is a type of plant that grows in sandy soil usually very close to a water supply. Its uses are many as it has a high silica content that allegedly can be of some medicinal value, but its primary function during the gold rush days was for...
by Tom Leftwich
The Makorakoza of Zimbabwe—Centuries of Prospecting in Gold-Hosting Dolerites
Until a countrywide banning order in 2007, the undercover panners were living testimony to the presence of gold in a region not previously known for its occurrence.
by Ann Kritzinger
Melman on Gold & Silver
Anyone who thinks that investing in, or writing about junior mining shares is easy hasn’t lived through the last month! What we have seen is a virtually endless parade of dynamic and frequently contradictory events. Here are just a few that have occurred in the past thirty days.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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