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The Magazine: April 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 8)
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April 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 8)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• It’s a record-breaking year!
• Soybean fuels are not for the birds...or fish
• Cooler temps may put a freeze on Global Warming?
• Wasting more of your money

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• FWS to delist gray wolf
• Miners need to be heard on wilderness bills
• HR 2016
by Scott Harn
Gold Hits $1,000! What the Gold Price Is Telling Us
For twenty years, between 1980 and 2000, the price of gold was rarely mentioned. There was little interest, and the price was either falling or remaining steady. Since 2001, however, interest in gold has soared along with its price.
by Rep. Ron Paul
Assembling A First Class Mining Property
In the old days, each miner staked his claim, and in lode prospecting, the end result was often that one mining company grew up out of each of those individual claims and several different mining companies would often be working on...
by Chris Ralph
Quebec Tops Nevada in Survey of Miners
Prospectors and investors looking for a stake in the mining sector should turn to Quebec, as La Belle Province is seen by mining executives as having the best policy environment in the world for investment...
by Staff
Relocating A Historic Vein
Opportunities exist in both hardrock and placer. Production costs to operate a small placer mining project are a lot less than for a hardrock mine. Underground placers are a different story, but generally, recovering placer gold takes...
by Don Robinson
The Lost Silver Triangle of the Sierra Madre—Part I
The North American continent harbors a vast mountain fastness that few Anglo-Americans have seen—an awesome land cut by perpendicular canyons and towering peaks, a forbidding wilderness virtually unchanged...
by Steve Wilson
The Mama John
You may reckon by the name that we’re talking about an outhouse for the old lady, but it’s actually the name I gave to a special contraption I put together so my wife didn’t have to work so hard moving big boulders.
by Tom Leftwich
Australia's First Gold Rush
Gold was found in California a few years before the first official finds were made in Australia. It was on February 12, 1851, that Edward Hammond Hargreaves flashed around specks of gold he’d found in nearby Lewis Ponds Creek and sparked the...
by Jim Foster
Government to Buy New World Mine Claims
A conservation group said it has an agreement to purchase nearly 1,500 acres of private mining claims northeast of Yellowstone National Park.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
“What A Difference A Day Makes.” That song title accurately describes the huge change in momentum that occurred March 11, 2008, when the central banks of the world announced their rescue plan for the beleaguered international credit system, which appeared to be crumbling right in front of their very eyes.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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