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The Magazine: August 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 12)
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August 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 12)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
...three more days
by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
Letters from our readers...
"...around forever..."
"A decision I never regretted."
by Staff
The Public Process—Getting Involved and Making a Difference
The purpose of this article is to give you a short overview of how to get involved in the management of your public lands. By no means can everything about public participation be covered in one short article, but you will find...
by Guest Writer
Pacific Northwest Miners Request Help
On May 29, 2001, the Siskiyou Natl. Forest (SNF) announced that they will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the effects of suction dredging, with the hope of eventually approving Plans of Operation, as required by the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.
by Tom Kitchar
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• The next step towards implementing the Wildlands Project
• Former timber lobbyist named to oversee Forest Service
by Staff
USFS Roadless Comments Reopened
On July 6, 2001, US Forest Service (USFS) Chief Dale Bosworth announced that the roadless rule would be revisited by publishing the following information in the Federal Register. -Ed
by Staff
Flat-Fault Gold
Gold and other valuable metals are often deposited in breccia and rubble formed by flat or gently-dipping faults. Such faults are commonly found in areas of crustal stretching caused by the movement of tectonic plates. Flat-faults are especially common in southeast California, southern Arizona, and northern Sonora, Mexico. However, they can be present anywhere that crustal stretching has occurred.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Basic Drywashing Principles
Within the arid desert regions of the American Southwest and Western Australia, drywashers have proven to be a simple and inexpensive method for concentrating placer gold. Drywashers are not limited to desert operations...
by Jim Straight
Fields of Gold
Imagine being able to get gold from plants. This phenomenon is called phytomining. But it’s not as easy, or as profitable, as it sounds. You may have heard of phytoremediation—the process of extracting metal contaminants from soil.
by Amy Covington
Picks & Pans: All That Glitters Pans Out Well!
Armed with my heavy bucket of gravel and, most importantly, my gold pan, I anxiously waded knee-deep into the mucky water. At the ready, the swish-swash splish-splash was all I heard as I hurriedly shook my gold pan, turfing out all the bigger bits of rock and clumps of mud. My clean clothes and even my face were soon splattered with mud in my race to pan as much gold in 20 minutes as my spindly arms would allow!
by Mary-Anne Smith
De Beers Undergoes Overhaul
Behind every diamond engagement ring, every diamond earring, every glittering, multicarat expression of true love once loomed the shadow of De Beers, the cartel that controlled—and, some argue, created—the international diamond industry.
by Associated Press
Gold in Michigan
Gold was discovered on the upper peninsula of Michigan around 1845, about the same time that rich iron and copper deposits were being put into production. Despite the discovery of gold and silver, most interest centered about iron...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Update on the West Mojave Desert Planning Area
It is our hope that the following information will help desert residents understand what is happening and prepare them with adequate knowledge and information to participate in the government process as allowed by the United States Constitution and provided for in public law.
by Guest Writer
2001 Inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame
Ceremonies for the inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2001, at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville, CO.
by Staff
Company Notes
• Pure Gold Minerals Inc.
• International Freegold Mineral Development Inc.
• Hope Bay Gold Corp. Inc.
by Staff
The Spanish Silver of Mowry
The Arizona mine and town that eventually became known as Mowry actually started with the discovery of a rich ledge of silver by either Spanish Jesuit priests or Spanish soldiers around 1736.
by Frank Lorey III
Melman on Gold & Silver
Our world of precious metals showed several conflicting trends. Gold fell sharply from last month’s highs to the area between 265 and 270 and then stabilized in that area.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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