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The Magazine: March 2008 (Vol.77, No. 7)
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March 2008 (Vol.77, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Mulligan for Clyburn—bogey for taxpayers
• The pig is back at the trough
• Mothers Against Renaming Roadways

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Senate looks at HR 2262
• Washington Gold & Fish rules
by Scott Harn
Ask The Experts — How have fellow dredgers modified their dredges in order to retain fine gold?
Q: In the article by David Knowlen, “There’s Still Gold in the Umpqua River,” January 2008, the author stated that “most conventional dredges with normal angles of sluice setup do not retain this gold.”...
by David Knowlen
Ask The Experts — Could you please include the stock symbol in "Mining Stock Quotes"?
Q: Friends, I have been with you now for about 3 years. I cannot imagine a better publication!!!!
If at all possible, please include the stock symbol with the name of the company under “Mining Stock Quotes”...

by Staff
Gryphon Gold and the Borealis Project
Strange things do indeed occur. Here we were in western Nevada’s Walker Lake District, normally one of the driest areas for mining operations in America, and we couldn’t access a sizeable portion of Gryphon Gold’s project areas due to...
by Leonard Melman
A Modern Day Prospector’s Story
My first encounter with rocks and minerals started as a young child in the company of my siblings investigating the rocky mounds placed around the Australian coastline to help prevent erosion just north of Brisbane...
by Jonathan Porter
Conducting Research To Find New Gold Deposits
...this time of year the days are short, the temperatures cold and the weather reliably poor. That’s why the middle of winter is the best time for me to be doing research to find new gold deposits and places to explore after the weather warms and...
by Chris Ralph
New Tax Considerations For Your Mining Business
The recently passed Economic Stimulus Package of 2008 is a $168-billion economic “rescue” package that includes rebates for taxpayers and tax breaks for businesses. At the heart of the package are tax rebates, scheduled to be distributed beginning in early May. The tax breaks for small-scale mining operations and businesses are retroactive to the beginning of 2008.
by Mark E. Battersby
Searching for Gold at Paradise Valley, Alaska
There are lots of stories about the big gold found in Alaska, but where does a prospector get the idea that it’s something the every day gold miner might get involved in? One must understand that the quest for gold in the mid-1800s brought...
by Tom Leftwich
The Carson City Mint
In the early 1860s, the rich mines of Virginia City and the surrounding area were pouring forth millions of dollars in gold and silver each year. Additional mines located at White Pine, Aurora, Humboldt and other Nevada locations were also yielding millions in gold and silver.
by Chris Ralph
Melman on Gold & Silver
News during the past month seemed to focus directly on economic and political events close to home in the good old USA. As talk of recession—or worse—mounted, and as one stock market segment after another weakened sharply, the economic and political leaders of the nation sprang into decisive action.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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