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The Magazine: January 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 5)
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January 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 5)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• More power to ya, Gov. Davis
• New Mayor flashes, I mean, clashes with local law enforcement
• Our tax money at work

by Staff
Our Readers Say
• "Thank you..."
• "...dredges under 8" need not be regulated"

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• San Bernardino National Forest Closure
• Interior secretary wants reforms to 1872 Mining Law
• Nevada drops lawsuit over mining regulations
• Environmental extremists sue over mine operation
by Staff
NMFS Official Admits Bogus ESA Analyses
In its typical ham-handed approach to limiting government power, Congress specified that “critical habitat shall not include the entire geographical area which can be occupied by the threatened or endangered species”...
by James Buchal
Glacial Gold in Ohio
Ohio is an industrialized, midwestern state with a population of 11.5 million and an area of 40,953 square miles. Annual precipitation is about 40 inches, enough to give rise to hardwood forests...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Administration Officials Pledge to Work Closely With Miners
The nation’s mining industry can expect a more favorable working climate, Bush administration officials told a receptive audience at the Northwest Mining Association’s (NWMA) annual convention.
by John K. Wiley
The Fort Knox Mine—1,200 Ounces a Day
In years past, it was a long, mosquito infested walk through these hills, not only as a youth but also as an enthusiastic gold prospector and explorer in search of old gold mines and lost paystreaks. Hours were spent going through...
by Ron Wendt
Picks & Pans: Diamond Hunting in Wyoming
Rod Griffin and I have spent most of our free time looking for the hard-to-find diamonds, and have found ourselves involved with wildlife, obstacles, bad roads, streams, bogs, bulls—you name it.
by Rich Malone
Aussie Gold—A Look at New South Wales
New South Wales is similar to Queensland. The Great Dividing Range runs close to the coast with large forests on the coastal plain. Inland from the mountains are vast grasslands with occasional forests extending to arid plains and desert.
by A.R. Cameron
The Green Land-Grabbers: It's Not Just the Feds Who Are After Your Land
Major environmental organizations such as the Nature Conservancy are working closely with the federal government to buy large tracts of private land, frequently at the expense of private property owners’ rights.
by Bonner Cohen, PhD
ICMJ's 11th Annual Photo Contest Results
As usual, the decision process was extremely difficult, but we managed to pick our 10 winners.
by Staff
A Rich Gold Strike at Scossa
The old mining camp of Scossa, in Pershing County, Nevada, was located 6 miles from the nearby ghost camp of Rosebud and approximately 20 miles northeast of the once famous mining town of Seven Troughs. Fifty- two-year-old Charlie Scossa was already a seasoned prospector from California when he went in search of another rich strike in the high deserts of northwestern Nevada in 1930.
by Robert P. Ezzo
Company Notes
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• TVX Gold Corp.
by Staff
3809 Drawing Winners
Thanks to all of you who sent comments to government officials...an extra "thank you" to all the sponsors who donated prizes...here are the winners:
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
What a difference a year makes. It makes one wonder if we still live on the same planet!
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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