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The Magazine: April 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 8)
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April 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 8)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• A jury of your peers...
• Jesus a vegetarian?...
• He was no Santa Claus...
• A thief with a conscience...

by Staff
USFS Chief in Nevada
USFS Chief Michael Dombeck held 2 invitation only meetings in February in Elko and Reno. Nye County commission chairman Dick Carver was present at the Reno meeting, along with Bob Hadfield, executive director of the Nevada Association of Counties, and John Fallon of the Cattlemen's Association.
by Guest Writer
Uranium Miners May Be Compensated
Residents who worked in uranium mines before 1972 may be eligible for compensation through a federal program.
by Associated Press
Dairy Farmer Hits Pay Dirt
Gary Tainter sold his herd of dairy cows two years ago to dig for gold, and so far his venture is paying off.
by Associated Press
Canyon Resources in Battle in Montana
Dick DeVoto, head of Canyon Resources Corp., said his company's lawsuit against the state of Montana will go after the voter-initiated ban on the use of cyanide for mining. This marks a change in strategy.
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Babbitt Wants Another 4 Million Acres
• County Ruled Unfair in Mineral Valuations
• Public Comment Period for Clean Water Action Plan
by Scott Harn
Guest Editorial—President's Land Plan Implements Unratified Treaty
"The President's plan to lock-up an additional 40-million acres of wilderness in 35 states, is a blatant step toward the total implementation of the aims of the unratified Convention on Biological Diversity." 
by Henry Lamb
Gold in Washington
The state of Washington, the smallest, in area, of the western states, is dominated by the north-trending Cascade Range. The highest peak in the Cascades, Mt. Rainier, reaches an elevation of 14,411 feet.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part I)
From a prospector's standpoint, the metal detector may be one of the most significant breakthroughs of the twentieth century. It is believed that the first metal detector was discovered accidentally in 1925 when a radio engineer...
by Chris Gholson
Alaska Mining Industry Sees 5% Growth in 1999
For the fourth straight year, the state's mining industry broke the billion-dollar mark in revenue, according to a state report.
by Associated Press
El Paso Mountains Mining History
The El Paso Mountains of California are located in the extreme northwestern portion of the Mojave Desert, between Highways 14 and 395, about twenty miles southwest of China Lake. The area is rich in mining history, not far from the great Randsburg district gold mines that are still producing today.
by Frank Lorey III
Platinum Prices Could Spur Wyoming Rush
Rising platinum prices could lead to a rush in southeastern Wyoming, one of the few places in the world where the metal is found, a state geologist said.
by Associated Press
The Wooden Cross
"I will go to America and reap my fortune, and when I come back to this God-forsaken town, people will treat me with respect and take their hats off to me even if you don't believe what I am saying." His wife lowered her head. She had heard all of this before...
by Rose Klemenok
Mining Hall of Fame Seeks Rhymes of the Mines
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville, Colorado, is calling for poems reflective of the mining experience for its Second Annual Miner's Poetry Jamboree.
by Staff
Collecting Garnets in Wyoming
In Wyoming, garnets are often common where aluminum-rich (micaceous) rocks have been highly metamorphosed. Such rocks are recognized by abundant black (biotite), silver (muscovite), or green (chlorite) mica with periodic grains of red garnet.
by W. Dan Hausel
A Trip to Tucson 2000
The stage was set for a great time, as better than 100 mining artifact collectors from all over the world gathered for the 6th Annual Tucson Arizona show. Many of us didn't even seem to mind the heat of the desert...
by Mark Mallicoat
McCaw School of MInes Dedicates Phase II
The McCaw School of Mines in Henderson, Nevada, dedicated Phase II of their unique mining school for kids.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
What a disappointment! Just when things were beginning to get really interesting and both parties had seemingly hotly contested races for the presidential nominations, both Senators involved promptly said, "I quit!," took their bat and ball and headed home!
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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