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The Magazine: March 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 7)
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March 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Prison inmate has a change of heart...
• Go on, take the money and run...
• Pampered politicians at work...
• If you can't find it, can you deduct it?

by Staff
Our Readers Say
• “They are not planning to close more areas...”
• 
“The mountain states were never regarded as lynx habitat...”
by Staff
Greens Force Strategic Mine Out of Business
Communist China Now Controls Supply of Rare Minerals
by Don Fife
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Pacific Legal Foundation files suit to de-list Klamath salmon
• Draft EIS on Suction Dredging in the Siskiyou National Forest
• More Siskiyou National Forest news
• District Court rules in favor of Nicolet Minerals
• State Supreme Court backs mining company
by Staff
Silver Strike in Happy Camp, California
For Maria McCracken, the quest for gold has been a life-long experience. Maria runs the New 49’ers Prospecting Club in Happy Camp, California, along with her husband Dave, and Gerry Westerkamp. But lately her focus has been on silver.
by Scott Harn
Gold in New Hampshire
New Hampshire, one of five New England states, has an area of 9,351 square miles, a bit larger than Kern County, California. It is a playground for people who live in the large urban areas in the East.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Fabled 1933 Gold Coin Up For Sale
A 1933 Double Eagle gold coin that never went into circulation—but triggered decades of intrigue—is being sold by the federal government at auction this summer. Experts predict it could sell for millions.
by Associated Press
The Douglas Creek Placer District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming
It was July. The cool mountain air filtered the harsh Wyoming sun making the day fairly pleasant. Winter had finally receded, but an occasional drift hid in the shadows of the forest. I drove into the heart of the Medicine Bow National Forest...
by W. Dan Hausel
Picks & Pans: The California State Nugget
Last summer I spent all of my weekends and most of my vacation time camped out on the south fork of the Yuba River with a couple of gold miners by the name of Leon and Joe.
by John Anderson
Aerial Photos
Vertical aerial photographs, a form of remote sensing, are invaluable in the search for mineral deposits, and have been used for 60 years for that purpose.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Mojave Desert Placer Mining
Several locations in the Mojave Desert region of California have yielded placer gold, apparently scattered from nearby lode deposits that have long-since eroded from existence. Some of the areas are still popular with weekend prospectors, and some have been worked on a much larger scale in recent years.
by Frank Lorey III
Mining Camp Adventures—The Collinsville-Twin Creek Goldfields
Collinsville had been the scene of several small gold stampedes. The golden paystreaks had paid well here at times, with two main creeks producing most of the gold, including a 19 ounce nugget found on nearby Mills Creek, which flowed 100 yards away from the main camp.
by Ron Wendt
Monetary Freedom and Accountability Act
U.S. Representative Ron Paul, a Republican from Texas, introduced legislation designed to curb the ability of the president and the treasury secretary to manipulate gold prices.
by Staff
Company Notes
• NovaGold Resources Inc.
• Canyon Resources Corp.
• TVX Gold Inc.
• Silver Standard Resources Inc.
by Staff
North Korea Seeks Outside Help to Modernize Mining
Eager to earn hard currency, isolated North Korea is trying to modernize its decrepit mining industry with foreign help.
by Associated Press
Aussie Gold—A Look at Tasmania
Tasmania (The Apple Isle) is a large, heart-shaped island off the southeast coast of Australia. Open farmlands and forests are found on the north and east coasts tending to more rugged terrain on the west and south coasts. Good roads service the entire island except the southwest corner.
by A.R. Cameron
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
Who would have thought it possible? According to a New York Times editorial in late January, they predict that the terrorist attack on September 11 will not be remembered by historians as the most significant event of the last half of 2001. Their new choice is the collapse of corporate giant Enron—and they just may be right.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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