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The Magazine: November 2000 (Vol. 70, No. 3)
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November 2000 (Vol. 70, No. 3)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Gore honored with award ...
by Staff
Our Readers Say
In response to "Fake Assays and Assayers", ICMJ September 2000...
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• More National Monument news
• Land-use advocates file another suit over National Monuments
• NWMA's Linda Skaer addresses EPA in northern Idaho
by Scott Harn
Enrichment of Gold Veins
Most of the world's great gold mines are in secondary (supergene) enrichments in veins and stockwork, brought about by physical and chemical processes.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores
By employing this technique, one can use a larger sample size without having to resort to large crucibles and massive amounts of flux.
by Bill Beckman
The Patch
I used to hunt and fish all the time. Since discovering nugget-shooting three years ago, I haven't wet a hook or even looked at a hunting proclamation.
by Tom Morris
History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ (Part I)
The Bradshaw Mountains, southeast of the old territorial capital city of Prescott, contain traces of many old mines and the railroads that were built to serve them.
by Frank Lorey III
Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine
After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.
by John Anderson
The Oretron
Most ore bodies generate a voltage, giving the prospector another valuable method of tracing and locating these hidden minerals. With the Oretron, one can sense and measure these voltages along the ground surface...
by Charles L. Butler
Silver Hill, North Carolina
To the writer's knowledge, this was the first discovery of silver and lead in North Carolina and perhaps one of the first official discoveries of silver east of the Mississippi River.
by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.
Residual, Lateritic and Gossan "Soils" as Potential Nuggetshooting Sites
Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...
by Jim Straight
Hardrock in Downieville
A recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.
by Mark Mallicoat
Looking Back
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Company Notes
• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Fairmile GoldTech, Inc.
• Gemcom Software Int'l Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
by Staff
Gold in Northern Baja California
The 760-mile-Iong Baja California peninsula, in Mexico, separates the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from the Pacific Ocean. Most of the peninsula is a desert where the traveler can find some of the weirdest plants on Earth...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
California State Gold Panning Championship Results
This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
While we have spent the past few years trying to adjust to wave after wave of new industries, new language and new influences in our lives, this past month the world's attention has once again returned to the cradle of civilization, the Middle East.
by Leonard Melman
V.P. Contender Addresses Mining Show
Republican vice presidential contender Dick Cheney, continuing a campaign swing through the West, said the Clinton administration has failed to step up and toe the mark for the mining and energy industry.
by Associated Press

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