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The Magazine: October 2000 (Vol. 70, No. 2)
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October 2000 (Vol. 70, No. 2)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• He's got a real ball and chain...
• Knee-deep...
• Win a .357 Smith & Wesson?

by Staff
A Word from the Editor
You may recall seeing the Treasure Hawk Mine cleanup project featured in the August 2000 issue of ICMJ...
by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Bush probably could take back monuments. But would he?
• Oregon Group Needs Your Help
• Critical Habitat Proposed for California Red-legged Frog
by Scott Harn
Under the Guise of Environmental Protection—EPA Revealed
On August 24, 1999, a federal grand jury in Milwaukee indicted two EPA officials on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
by Bonner Cohen, PhD
The Centennial Lode and the Centennial Ridge District, Wyoming
In 1874, placer gold was discovered in the Middle Fork of the Little Laramie River south of the present site of Centennial village. The source of the gold was traced upslope to a nearby ridge in the following year.
by W. Dan Hausel
Company Notes
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Pacific Rim Mining Corp.
by Staff
Picks & Pans—In Search of Nome Creek Gold
My father recalled fondly his early years of flying his Super Cub into the Preacher Creek watershed in search of game and gold, landing on wind blown ridges traversed by the giant Porcupine caribou herd that frequented the area.
by Ron Wendt
Massive Sulfide Deposits in Oregon
This article deals with massive sulfide deposits in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon, but it applies to massive sulfides found in California as well.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Recreational Dredging on the South Yuba River
Joe Williams needs six trips with his faithful wheelbarrow to haul his "back-pack" dredge and camping supplies down into the South Yuba River canyon at the start of each dredging season. The nearest spot to leave his vehicle lies about four miles and, during the hot summers, a canteen of water away. Still, he's been doing it for about fifteen seasons since the 1970s.
by John Skinner
The Trapiches of Chile
In Chile, the trapiche (tra-peach-ee) method of milling gold ore began more than 400 years ago. The first trapiche, also known as a Chilean mill, was a stone wheel weighing two or three tons rotating on an axle.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
Tales of Liberty Gold
The town of Liberty is located in the Cascade foothills about 13 miles south of Blewell Pass and northeast of Cle Elum, Washington. Near the confluence of Swauk and Williams Creeks, a road turns east from Highway 97 to the town site. Since the first discovery of gold, placer and lode deposits around Liberty...
by Ken Martin
Drywashing Alluvial Placers
Portable, hand-operated, bellows drywashers have been used for over a hundred years to recover gold in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, California and Nevada. Drywashers were considered a last resort over...
by Jim Straight
Melman on Gold & Silver
By the time you receive this issue of ICMJ, the November election will be only a few weeks away, and the campaign is finally heating up. Quite surprisingly, Vice President Gore has taken the lead in recent polls from the early front-runner, George "Dubya" Bush.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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