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The Magazine: December 2000 (Vol. 70, No. 4)
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December 2000 (Vol. 70, No. 4)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• "As-is" car includes $82,000 cash
• Keep your eyes on your saw blade
• "In lieu of flowers please vote for Bush/Cheney."
• Tampa Mayor gets the boot
• Big donors don't bother to vote

by Scott Harn
Letter to the Editor
Follow the chain of letters between everyday prospectors Robert and Lesa Barton of Oregon and Deputy Regional Forester Linda Goodman.
by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• A parting shot from the Clinton Administration
• 43 CFR-3809
• Clinton signs Steens Mountain
• Report denounces EPAs basin cleanup
• Group sues to reverse Sequoia National Monument designation
by Scott Harn
Potaro District, Guyana
Guyana is a former British colony on the north coast of South America. The capital, Georgetown (pop. 250,000), is 2,200 miles southeast of Miami. The country is 83,000 square miles in area, depending on who does the counting.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
World Gold Council Launches $3 Million Ad Campaign
The World Gold Council has launched a major Fall advertising campaign designed to capture the attention of American fashion and jewelry conscious women.
by Associated Press
Prospecting With Color
Perhaps no one factor has caused more confusion in the search for ore than the attempt to use color as a guide to prospecting. Yet, there is a reason for every color seen in rocks, so it deserves to be noted.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Prospecting for Platinum in Wyoming
Prospectors and rock hounds should consider searching for platinum-group metals, as these metals are the most precious of the precious metals. Several localities have been identified where these metals have been identified In anomalous amounts.
by W. Dan Hausel
Picks & Pans: More Big River Dredging in Northern California
As the mining club in Happy Camp had lowered their initial joining price to something even a dirt-poor, full-time gold dredger like me could afford, I joined—and then impatiently awaited the coming of dredging season.
by Tom Kitchar
Epithermal Ore Deposits Associated With Tertiary Volcanism—And the Feasibility of Metal Detecting for Them
Epithermal ore deposits are common in regions of late volcanic activity, especially areas associated with Miocene and later Pliocene extrusive volcanics that have not been deeply eroded since the ore was deposited. Many are simple fissure veins, but stock-works and ore-pipes are also common.
by Jim Straight
A Changing Diamond Industry Looks to Canada for Growth
Robert Gannicott speaks in almost spiritual tones about the position his small Canadian diamond company holds and the forces—both natural and economic—that put it there.
by Associated Press
History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ—Part II
Last month, the earliest mining areas of the Bradshaw Mountains around Prescott, AZ, were explored in the first part of the article. The Lynx Creek and Walker areas still provide many opportunities for weekend prospectors...
by Frank Lorey III
Company Notes
• X-Cal Resources
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Canyon Resources Corp.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
October lived up to its reputation as a most unfriendly month for the stock market as hi-tech stocks took a huge battering, the NASDAQ and the Dow were hit by heavy selling and consumer confidence figures plunged.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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