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The Magazine: January 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 5)
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January 2001 (Vol. 70, No. 5)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• A skeleton in the closet
• Taxpayers are buying beds
• America's pastime

by Staff
Over the Divide
H. Mason Coggin    
    1938-2000
by Staff
Our Readers Say
Concerning assay comments...
by Staff
Special Editorial: Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Believes They Have the Evidence
The Legislative Update and Company Notes columns were pulled this issue to make room for this important, breaking news.
by Guest Writer
World Gold Council News
The World Gold Council reports that gold jewelry demand in the first nine months of 2000 is running a little above the record level of last year. Jewelry demand for the nine months was 2,114 tonnes, 1% above the level of a year ago, according to their quarterly survey “Gold Demand Trends.”
by Staff
Gold in Kansas and Oklahoma
The Great Plains region, contrary to popular opinion, is not entirely flat. There are areas of low hills and badlands, and it is in such areas where gold has been found. The areas of interest range from 700 to 3,000 feet in elevation, with annual precipitation ranging from 15 to 40 inches, in the form of summer thunderstorms and winter snow.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Metal Detecting Within the Cordillera for Gold Placers Associated With Tertiary Epithermal Ore Deposits
This is a follow-up article to “Epithermal Ore Deposits...” published in the December 2000 issue. Related tables and maps were included with the previous article. If you did not receive the December issue you can still view the previously published maps on our web site by clicking on “January 2001 Featured Article.”—Editor
by Jim Straight
Picks & Pans: An Exciting Hobby
The year was 1946, the war was over, and we three brothers were working for Douglas Aircraft, in Santa Monica, California. Jim and I had returned to jobs we held before entering the Navy and George was a “new hire,” having just finished a four-year hitch as a Navy Flight Crewman.
by Charles L. Butler
Prospecting for Silver With a Geiger Counter
Light-colored volcanic tuff or tuffaceous sandstone often contains small amounts of uranium, enough to be detected with a sensitive radiation detector. Sometimes, the mass effect of the radiation is substantial.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Furnace Atmosphere During the Fire Assay
It has been claimed that the introduction of excess air to the assay furnace during sample fusion can materially increase the gold yield. Testimony by expert witnesses for the defense in recent federal hearings dealing with the dependability of the gold fire assay includes data purported to show this.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
The Hanging Tree
The Big Swede was working his pan trying to get rid of the black sand. Usually there were others at the river, but on this day he was there alone. He figured that most of the other fellow miners were either doing their laundry, or working.
by Rose Klemenok
Gold in Chihuahua, Mexico
Chihuahua, about the size of Oregon, is Mexico’s largest state and one of its most prosperous, with a great influx of foreign capital. The capital city, Chihuahua (pop. 2 million), is 228 miles, by divided highway, south of El Paso, Texas. Topographically, the state can be divided into several provinces, from dry sandy deserts on the north and east, to the forested Sierra Madre Occidental on the west and southwest.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
ICMJ 10th Annual Photo Contest Results
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the consequences of the weakening economy and the sharp declines in NASDAQ securities was a sudden weakening of the US Dollar (see chart of D-Mark). As investors began to pull their funds out of the US and return the funds to their native lands, this resulted in sales of the dollar, reducing it in value.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff

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