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The Magazine: June 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 10)
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June 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Energy conservation? Or investing in power?
• Collecting Dividends from the "Brown" fund
• Come rain, sleet, or snow...

by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
• "Fighting Back..."
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Bush lets Roadless Rule take effect while promising changes
• USFS seeks comments for Utah forest
• A bold move by a small town
• Forest Service wants to encourage return of Canada lynx
• Update on Oregon's Measure 7
by Staff
San Diego County Tourmaline
San Diego County, California, has long been considered the finest source of pink tourmaline in the world. The Pala, Mesa Grande, Rincon, and Ramona districts in the northern portion of the county have produced tourmaline, kunzite, and other gems in great quantities, much of it jewelry and museum-quality specimens.
by Frank Lorey III
Nebraska Couple Finds Big Nugget in Arizona
Friends of Don and Marlene Doran often tease them about their hobby of searching for unique rocks. Now they are the ones laughing.
by Associated Press
Great Basin Gold
The Great Basin, first named by Capt. John Fremont in 1843, consists of a vast region of internal drainage, occupying most of Nevada and western Utah, and parts of California, Oregon, and Idaho.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Company Notes
• Vista Gold Corp
• Pan American Silver Corp
• Mountain Province Mining
by Staff
GATA Update
Since we first reported on this story in January 2001, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee has been active with their investigation of possible gold price manipulation by the US government, large bullion banks, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).
by Scott Harn
Picks & Pans: Selecting a Gold Dredge
I have made my living gold dredging for the past 25 years, and I am often asked how someone should choose their first, or next dredge. There are many considerations, and I hope to save you time and aggravation by sharing with you what I have learned.
by Alan Alderman
VLF Detectors and the Effect of Mineralization While Nuggetshooting
For those who are perplexed and puzzled by the mystery of “hot rocks,” or are considering using a VLF-type metal detector to seek gold nuggets, please read on.
by Jim Straight
Search for the Legendary Sierra Azul
One of the most unique mining stories to derive from the days of the Spanish conquest of the Southwest is the legendary story of the Sierra Azul, or “Blue Mountain” of Arizona. The first reports of what some historians maintain is nothing more than mere myth, came in the middle of the seventeenth century, and it survived as a frontier tradition into the nineteenth century.
by Robert P. Ezzo
Public Lands for the People Educates Prospectors
Public Lands for the People (PLP), a strong advocacy group for property rights, recently went on a campaign to educate prospectors regarding 3809 regulations.
by Scott Harn
Harshaw's Silver Days
In the Patagonia Mountains east of Nogales, Arizona, between the famed ruins of Mowry and the quaint old mining supply center town of Patagonia lies the remains of Harshaw, once a thriving mining camp in its own right.
by Frank Lorey III
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
We’re all familiar with the saying, “What goes up must come down,” but last month the markets took the opposite tack and the mantra became, “What went down must come up” as strong rallies moved the Dow, NASDAQ and even our world of gold higher.
by Leonard Melman
Crandon Mine Decision Still Years Away, Says State
Nicolet Minerals expected to be mining zinc and copper from an underground quarry in Wisconsin by now. Instead, a state review of the project is only 75 percent completed after seven years, a top state regulator said.
by Staff
Investors Hope to Revive Idaho Gold Mine
A small group of investors led by retired businessman Ray Bohn is trying to revive a remote Idaho gold mine shut down since 1942.
by Associated Press

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