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The Magazine: April 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 8)
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April 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 8)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Falling flat on her Fannie
• Un-popularity contest
• Under-estimating health care
• Real lawsuit over imaginary biofuel

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• CA Fish & Game Final SEIR
• Positive news from California?
• Still no results in Wisconsin
• Give us back our lands
by Scott Harn
Ask the Experts
Q: Can a voltmeter be used to determine the type of metal/mineral present in soil?
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts
Q: Graphite spray to prevent sticking when using cast iron molds
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts
Q: ...where would you recommend selling class rings and other scrap gold?
by Chris Ralph
Prospecting Homonyms
Three homonyms come to mind when I think of gemstones, gold and vegetables: carrot, carat and karat. Let’s look at carrot first.
by W. Dan Hausel
Revisiting an Old Mine in Idaho Reaps Rewards
Our research indicated this whole area had been claimed by Newmont mining company for several years, but when the price of gold dropped they let the claims expire, and we confirmed this with the local BLM office.
by Steve Burris
Today's MSHA
We all know that it was never Congress’ intent to regulate gold panners and other individual mine operators through MSHA. In fact, I believe the concept of owner-operated mines with no employees was so strange a concept to the lawmakers that they never even thought there would be a need for such an exemption.
by Chris Ralph
Following Clues to a Lost Gold Deposit—The Northern Extension of the Cedarberg
Last month, in “Following Clues to a Hidden Gold Deposit,” I ended the article with the direction that we were on the hunt! We were getting prepared and ready to roll with our detectors, then snow came, and lots of it. We had already found the seam diggings mine on the mountainside in wild, rough brush and trees. It had been well hidden.
by Don Robinson
Bering Sea Gold—Part I
The popularity of the new Discovery Channel series Bering Sea Gold has peaked interest in what gold resources are offshore of Nome, Alaska. The Cape Nome mining district is world famous...
by Jim Halloran
Safety With a Tax Deduction
As an employer, every mining operation, large or small, is responsible for protecting the safety and health of its employees. Safety is also good business. An effective safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested. It’s the right thing to do, and doing it right pays off in lower costs, increased productivity, and higher employee morale.
by Mark E. Battersby
Who Says You Have to Own a Claim to Find Gold?
Most of us know making a profit as a small-scale miner is difficult; however, sometimes we combine luck with a little skill and bring home a few ounces of the yellow stuff.
by R.E. Divine
US Policies Holding Back Arizona
Washington’s decision to bar new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and other federal policies on energy and resource issues are barriers holding back Arizona and its residents from prosperity, Governor Jan Brewer told a congressional hearing March 16.
by Associated Press
Judge Gives OK to Nevada Mining Tax Initiative
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
by Sandra Chereb
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
During the past decade, silver has been in a pronounced bull market, which many analysts attribute to its unique attractions as both a monetary and industrial metal. One Canadian junior miner, SilverCrest Mines Inc., is working actively to take advantage of silver’s favorable performance by steadily expanding production at its flagship Santa Elena Mine...
by Leonard Melman
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the oldest sayings we all learned as children was “Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” Following developments during the past month, we might rephrase that as “Questions, questions, everywhere, but not an answer to truly trust.”
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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