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The Magazine: March 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 7)
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March 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Make your vote count...again, and again, and again...
• Debt ceiling, round two
• "Throw Them All Out"
• A cut above the rest...

by Staff
Ask the Experts: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
Q: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts: Who manufactures the diagonal vibrating table?
Q: Who manufactures the diagonal vibrating table?
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts: Do "corners" need to be in place on the ground for a claim to be valid?
Q: Do "corners" need to be in place on the ground for a claim to be valid?
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts: Tantalite in an African nation -- is it worth pursuing?
Q: Tantalite in an African nation -- is it worth pursuing?
by Chris Ralph
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
• Sage-grouse
by Scott Harn
Following Clues to a Hidden Gold Deposit
Many years ago I was in the American Canyon. I remembered a few details about a placer deposit there, so we decided to make a trip down and re-check some of these old workings.
by Don Robinson
How to Melt Your Own Gold
There are good and bad ways to melt gold. In this article, we’ll take a look at the right way to melt gold without losing any of the valuable metal.
by Chris Ralph
Revised Dredge Regulations Published for California—Pure Garbage
We can’t say it wasn’t expected. The California Department of Fish & Game released revised suction gold dredging regulations on February 17, 2012, and it’s obvious the agency wants to make life as difficult as possible for dredgers.
by Scott Harn
Xmet Aims for One Million Ounces
The beautiful province of Quebec, known in French as “La Belle Province,” is not only famous for its scenic attractions and world-renowned cities such as Montreal and Quebec City, but also as being one of the most attractive places for mining...
by Leonard Melman
Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Tucson-Area Mine
A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by opponents of a Tucson-area mine that had accused the US Forest Service of violating two federal laws in its handling of the mine issue.
by Associated Press
Salted Mining Properties—How to Properly Evaluate a Claim
Sometimes there are good mining claims on the market available to purchase, but there are also folks out there who are willing to take your money under false pretenses. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that these wolves in sheep’s clothing are few and far between.
by Chris Ralph
Fine Gold Panning Without Using Mercury
The technique I will describe is a much safer alternative and it works. It’s a fine-gold panning technique that eliminates the need for mercury amalgamation of most placer samples.
by Jim Halloran
Australia Produces World's Largest Gold Coin
Australia’s Perth Mint currently holds the record for the world’s largest gold coin.
by Scott Harn
Fells Flat Gold
My wife Fran and I were brushing and repairing the road to our claim when we were interrupted by a fellow in a pretty yellow Jeep heading out to the local town of Quincy, California.
by Tom Leftwich
Colorado Considers Gold & Silver Currency
Worried that the US dollar may not be good as gold, some Colorado lawmakers are pushing a bill to legalize gold and silver coins as usable currency.
by Kristen Wyatt
Melman on Gold & Silver
...here in America, another legislative financial crisis was averted as the National Debt limit was extended in January to $16.394 trillion. Only one year ago the authorized debt limit was a “mere” $14.294 trillion.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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