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The Magazine: February 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 6)
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February 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 6)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• South Carolina Governor feels violated...
• Biting the hand that feeds you...
• A very seedy business...
• Better cash in some gold if you’re a football fan...
by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
• “This country is in serious trouble...”
• “This is a perfect example of why I subscribe”
• “...the best coverage...”
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Norton treasures environment but environmentalists worry
• From the National Forest Service
• Suit Filed Against Roadless Initiative
• New EPA rules restrict ombudsman
• Forest Service Sierra Nevada plan is even opposed by Feinstein
by Scott Harn
The King Has No Clothes
As green preservationist groups hail their King as he marches down Pennsylvania Avenue loudly proclaiming his land legacy proposals, I am reminded that it once took a child to remind a past king that he had no clothes.
by Guest Writer
GATA Update
As we reported in the January 2001 issue of ICMJ, the Gold Anti-Trust Action (GATA) Committee has been investigating whether or not the US Government, in concert with several bullion banks and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has been manipulating the price of gold.
by Staff
Clean Fuel, Cleaner Air
A-55 Clean fuels, which are emulsions of oil and water, are said to produce much lower oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions.
by Amy Covington
Gold Miners Become Tungsten Miners
The story begins in the early 1940s in Vance County, North Carolina, on a farm that belonged to the Hamme family. During spring plowing in 1942, one of the brothers accidentally plowed up an odd looking rock and took it home to show his younger brother who was studying geology at Duke University.
by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.
Mining Deaths Drop Overall in 2000
Fatal injuries at mining operations in the United States last year decreased nearly six percent from the previous year, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Labor’s Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
by Staff
History of Oil in California
Oil is a naturally occurring combustible fluid of organic origin that is commonly found in California and in many other parts of the world.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
VCIs for Environmentally Safe Maintenance
A new preventative maintenance program utilizing environmentally friendly Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) is becoming a reality in major mining operations today.
by Staff
Picks & Pans: Dredging on the Arkansas
I had been looking forward to this trip since last year when the annual trip had rewarded me with a ¾-pennyweight nugget.
by Leonard Leeper
Placer Gold in Washington
The state of Washington is not especially known for placer gold, yet significant amounts have been recovered in a few districts. These deposits are usually downstream from lode mining areas, some of which are in British Columbia.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Alaska Miners to Sue Department of Interior
The Alaska Miners Association announced that it will sue the Department of Interior to set aside Solicitor John Leshy’s “midnight” regulations designed to drive the mining industry out of business in Alaska.
by Associated Press
Oregon's Measure 7 May Provide Compensation for Land-Use Restrictions
Opponents of Measure 7 warn that it will grow into a monster.
by Associated Press
Company Notes
• NRX Global Corp.
• Pan American Silver
by Staff
Environment-Friendly Dredging
The modern gold prospector is a person of great moral fiber who loves the freedoms of this country and understands that with rights come responsibilities.
by Jeff Tolson
Legacy of the Wandering Jew Mine
The Tyndall Mining District of Santa Cruz County contains the oldest mines in the state of Arizona. Described as the most celebrated mineral region in North America, its ancient mines have produced a phenomenal amount of rich masses of pure native silver and ore prior to the arrival of the early Spaniards extending into the present century.
by Robert P. Ezzo
Babbitt Wants Moratorium in Siskiyou National Forest
by Associated Press
Gem Discoveries Sought in North Carolina Field
The gem miner who uncovered North America’s largest emerald thinks he’s found a mother-lode of emerald-rich rock in Alexander County.
by Associated Press
Greaterville, Arizona
One of the best-known placer gold localities in southern Arizona is at Greaterville, 45 miles, by road, southeast of downtown Tucson. The site of mile-high Greaterville is in grasslands and oak woodlands, on the east flank of the Santa Rita Mountains.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Identifying Gold Ores
The following “clues” describing “hard rock gold ores,” while not 100% dependable, certainly will give gold prospectors an advantage:
by Charles L. Butler
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
Seldom, if ever, have we witnessed as much financial upheaval or as rapid a change in sentiment as we saw in the first two trading days of the year...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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