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The Magazine: July 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 11)
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July 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Helium, going up, up and away...
• By the numbers...
• Unsustainable regulations...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Forest Service proposes next step in Agenda 21
• 9th Circuit deals blow to small miners
by Scott Harn
Gold Depositiion and Gradients of Placer Streams—Part II
The steeper the gradient is, the more potential erosive power to move gold and other bedload sediments, and the more power to remove obstacles to flow.
by Jim Halloran
The Life of an Independent Prospector
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
by Jonathan Porter
Gold in Guyana—Part I: Porknocking on the Puruni River Road
In part one of this two-part series on gold in Guyana, I describe artisanal mining efforts currently winning alluvial gold from small-scale placer operations located along the lower Puruni River and its tributaries.
by Carl Brink
That Something Extra
The something extra is adventure. I thank God for my gold fever. It has made so much of this adventure possible and caused my path to cross with many persons who have left fond memories indelibly imprinted in my memory.
by R. V. Larson
Prospecting for Copper Ores—Part II
Copper is a critically important metal that we need to run our modern electronic society, and the long term outlook for this metal is for a steady increase in price.
by Chris Ralph
Metallic Trash—Scourge of the Prospector
I had been busy representing the Prospecting and Mining Journal this spring, but prospecting season finally arrived and I’ve been out digging for nuggets—I’ve even found a few. I know a number of prospectors who are armed with new metal detectors and headed to the hills to look for that precious yellow stuff.
by Chris Ralph
Gold Mining Boom in the Carolinas
Not too far from the pine-filled mountains, a young boy was exploring along Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, one fine day in 1799. He discovered a beautiful rock that he took home and put to good use as a doorstop. Shortly thereafter, a jeweler stopped by to visit his folks, and as it turned out, the new doorstop was actually a 17-pound gold nugget. That nugget truly did open a door as it marked the beginning of the first gold rush in America.
by Craig E. Redick
California Suction Dredging Update
Another California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.
by Scott Harn
Mine, Baby, Mine!
In March 2012, the Obama administration filed a World Trade Organization complaint against China. Now this is the election season, and taking potshots at China is an easy and natural thing for just about any politician to do. It’s almost as easy as offering support for motherhood and apple pie because virtually no one is going to oppose you. But this complaint was about mining, and so I thought it worthwhile...
by Chris Ralph
Hecla to Reopen Lucky Friday Mine
Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
by Scott Harn
Nova Scotia Shows It's Serious About Jobs & Mining
Saying that the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia supports mining and the jobs that mining creates would be an understatement.
by Scott Harn
Melman on Gold & Silver
On a personal level, I have been part of the business, brokerage and financial columnist worlds for 45 years, since the mid-1960s, and in all those years, I have never seen a collection of negative news items similar to what has been published during the past month. In short, taken together they may very well be describing the end of the economic world systems as we know them.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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