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The Magazine: November 2001 (Vol. 71, No. 3)
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November 2001 (Vol. 71, No. 3)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• What goes up, must come down.
by Staff
Our Readers Say
“Why is so much public land closed off to the recreational miner?”
by Staff
From the Editor
As we all get back to “normal,” or as close to it as we can, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our advertisers for sticking it out through the hard times.
by Scott Harn
Guest Editorial—Exploiting Tragedy
While the world is focused on the war on terrorism, rumors persist that sinister forces inside the beltway are looking for ways to attach a train-load of pork to an emergency appropriations bill.
by Guest Writer
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Forest chief asks Norton to end Oregon mining moratorium
• DOI orders review of  "science" used in Klamath Basin decisions
• BLM Launches EIS for Conservation and Restoration of BLM Public Lands in Western U.S.
• Fish & Wildlife service approach to critical habitat ruled unlawful in Arizona case
by Staff
Placer Gold in Utah
Utah is not known for gold, but a significant amount has been produced. Over 12 million ounces of lode and placer gold have been produced from Bingham Canyon alone. However, placer production, per se, has been miniscule compared to other western states, although a lot of dry placers may remain undiscovered.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
President Bush: Put ANWR Drilling in Energy Bill
President Bush has urged Congress to adopt comprehensive energy legislation, which includes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
by Associated Press
Aussie Gold
This is the first of a series of articles outlining prospecting in Australia for the visiting small prospector or miner. Whether you are just coming out for a holiday, stopping for a few months, or moving here permanently...
by A.R. Cameron
Picks & Pans: Working the Ol' Paystreak
The bright yellow nugget caught my eye as I pulled the astroturf down the sluice box into the large plastic tub. I grabbed it from the mat, pretty much in shock because of its size.
by Ron Wendt
High Country Dredging in Kaufman Creek, Colorado
I opened the front door of my house at 5:00 AM to find it raining hard and water standing in puddles all over the driveway. Just great! It hadn’t rained for 3 weeks, and on the morning we were leaving for a weekend dredging trip, the weather decided to change.
by Leonard Leeper
How to Become a More Successful Nugget Detectorist—And Basic Information on Machines
The intention of this article is to summarize the highlights of the past 25 years which have led up to metal detecting for gold nuggets and to cover some basic information...
by Jim Straight
Altar District's Golden Lure
The Altar District of Sonora, Mexico, stretches nearly 300 miles along the American border and approximately 200 miles along the Gulf coast. This particular district was noted for its rich placer deposits and gold ledges before the Spaniards ever settled the region. Several antiguas (Spanish mines) were later developed by the Europeans and were again being operated by the Americans as early as 1904.
by Robert P. Ezzo
The Manson Mine
The Manson Mine. That’s what they called it in Ballarat in 1969. The name stuck even after Crazy Charlie Manson and the girls got hauled out of California’s Panamint Range behind Ballarat in handcuffs and ended up in prison for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
California State Gold Panning Championship Results
The seventh annual California State Championships started off with a roar and it never ended until the champions were named at the end of the two-day event. The setting was perfect. The event was being held in the historic mining town of Foresthill, northeast of Sacramento.
by Staff
Gold in Panama
Panama is a long, narrow isthmus, 30,200 square miles in area, that separates Costa Rica from Colombia. It is best noted for the Panama Canal, which is now under the control of the Panamanian government, aided by the United States. The canal bisects the country and is an engineering marvel that was opened in 1914.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Melman on Gold & Silver
Exactly one month ago—to the day—I was watching in stunned silence, along with billions of others around the world, as the immense tragedy of September 11 played itself out. Since that time, the President has issued a virtual declaration of war; actual attacks against the Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan have begun and the “other side” has threatened an escalation of terror.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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