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The Magazine: April 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 8)
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April 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 8)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Man offers $300, four cows for hired killing
• Tax Assessor suspended for "sexual favors"
• Divine Intervention
• Big is beautiful

by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
• "A better working relationship needs to be established..."
by Staff
Gold & Fish in Washington
On February 16, 2001, in Olympia, Washington, a very unusual thing happened—prospectors and officials of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) finally engaged in a true dialogue and discovered that they weren’t enemies after all!
by Greg Christensen
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Submit your comments now regarding BLM's plan to increase fees
• Jumping fron wins federal habitat protection
• NMA challenges "midnight" water regulation
by Scott Harn
Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations
Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc. has experienced unreasonable heavy-handed enforcement by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for the past two years (see ICMJ January 2000 issue). The publicly listed company operates a traditional underground gold mine...
by Guest Writer
The Great Gold Rush of Nome, Alaska
Gold was mined in the Council Region several years before it was known at Nome, and from this vicinity the prospectors set out and made the Nome placers familiar to the world.
by Ron Wendt
Picks & Pans: Red Mountain Planted Nugget Hunt
While there are many ways to conduct a planted nugget hunt, this article describes one way that several mining associations can get together and sponsor such an event. In this hunt, the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter Society’s claim in the Randsburg Mining District was used as the huntfield. It was chosen because...
by Robert Abendschein
Silver at Calico, California
Silver was discovered in the mountains as early as 1875, but the first “official” discovery was in 1881.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The South Pass Gold Placers, Western Wyoming
In the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.
by W. Dan Hausel
Discovery of the Silver Bullets
In 1926, Carl W. Chilson wrote the authentic history of his family and the discovery of the legendary Apache Mine of the Silver Bullets. The story starts out in 1868 when Steve L. Chilson leaves Bandera, Texas, with his family en route...
by Robert P. Ezzo
Tonopah Historic Mining Park
For just a few bucks admission you’re on your way. Shawn will give you a map of the 130-acre park, and you are free to explore on your own. There are just a few areas that are fenced-off for safety concerns, but most of it is wide open. It is a refreshing change to view a mining museum/park such as this.
by Mark Mallicoat
Melman on Gold & Silver
Vanishing with equal rapidity is any belief that this onrushing economic downturn is a minor speed bump on the road to financial utopia.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Mine Forced to Pay for Grizzly Habitat and More
The Rock Creek Mine, a silver and copper mine proposed for the southern Cabinets near Noxon, Mont., will mean more human-bear confrontations and a shrinking bear habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.
by Associated Press

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