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The Magazine: June 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 10)
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June 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• USPS—What's YOUR priority?
• A true "grassroots" campaign
• "Waste" not, want not...
• Clinton's National Forest plan goes up in smoke...

by Staff
Our Readers Say
• "The general public must be informed..."
• "Bring Carolyn back."
• "...when people see my copy they always want to borrow it."

by Staff
Guest Editorial—Unreasonable Interpretations
Throughout the colorful history of mining, reviews of old documents and stories have led to new mineral discoveries.
by Guest Writer
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Forest Service Oversteps Authority, Former Official Says
• Glamis Gold Ltd. Files Suit to Vacate Solicitor's Opinion
• Babbitt  Targets White Vulcan Mine and San Francisco Peaks in Arizona
by Scott Harn
Ruling Awards Giant Nugget to Finder
A court ruled that a taxi driver and amateur prospector who unearthed a 14.5-pound (6.6-kg) gold nugget on someone else's land is allowed to keep it.
by Associated Press
Letter to the Editor
The Colorado River Indian Tribes wish to be given 16,000 acres in La Paz County, Arizona, that was at one time theirs...
by Guest Writer
Traditional Adversaries Reach Agreement
The Stillwater Mining Company and three citizen watchdog groups have signed a 38-page accord that creates a new relationship between the traditional adversaries and could set an example for resource development decisions in the West.
by Associated Press
The Gold Belts of Georgia
There are a number of "gold belts" and portions of belts, which cut north-eastwardly across the Piedmont and Blue Ridge provinces of Georgia. The most prominent is the Dahlonega Belt, which extends from Alabama to North Carolina.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Company Notes
• Southern Era
• X-Cal Resources
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
by Staff
Placer Testing with Large Samples
Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
Gondwana Gold Gravels
The German scientist, Alfred Wegener, came out with his theory of "continental drift" in 1912. He was considered a crackpot and it was half a century before geologists and planetary scientists began to take a second look at his theory.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Quick Thinking & Rescue Devices Save Two Lives
MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) reports that a pair of miners used oxygen-supplying self-rescue devices to save two of their co-workers who were in danger of suffocation at the Ohio Valley Coal Company's Powhatan No.6 mine near St. Clairsville, Ohio.
by Associated Press
Picks & Pans: The Discovery Gulch Diggings
Cold, clear water flowed around my neck as I sat in a water hole on Discovery Gulch in Interior Alaska. I squinted up at the hot interior sun, as it seemed to be trying to mock me, frying me in it's 88 degree rays.
by Ron Wendt
Prospector Finds Cache of Emeralds in North Carolina
"This is just the tip of the iceberg," Hill said. "It's going to take 200 years to dig it all out."
by Associated Press
My Old Carbide Lamp
All I can say about my carbide lamp is, "I'm glad those days are gone." The carbide lamps were a great improvement over the wax candles, but they had their short-comings also.
by Maurice Castagne
Melman on Gold & Silver
What a month this was. In just thirty days, the financial markets went on binges upward and downward that took the world's breath away.
by Leonard Melman
Hands & Pans on the South Yuba River
If you confess to being a recreational "hands-and-pans" mining enthusiast, chances are you do not hold your own valid mining claim. You also realize locating a stretch of stream or river to legitimately dip your gold pan into is as much work to find as those precious flecks of gold.
by John Skinner
Permafrost Tunnel Shows Cross-sections of Past
A few miles north of Fairbanks stands what looks like a shack pushed back against a hill. Behind its front door dwells a distant past when saber-toothed tigers, mastodons and even camels roamed Alaska's Interior.
by Associated Press
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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