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The Magazine: March 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 7)
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March 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Careful of that first step...
• A visit from Bambi...
• Is that your final answer? Or would you like to phone a friend?...
• Speaking of millionaires...
• Anyone for sushi?...

by Staff
Group Sues Feds Over New Nat'l Monuments
Several Arizona lawmakers and Utah ranchers filed suit against the federal government over the creation of a national monument in northern Arizona.
by Associated Press
Tribe Joins Idaho in Roadless Suit
The Kootenai Tribe has joined Idaho Attorney General AI Lance's suit against the U.S. Forest Service over the Clinton administration's bid to set aside millions of forested acres in the state.
by Associated Press
10,000 Shovels Back Protest
Gov. Kenny Guinn added his backing to a protest against the Forest Service in Elko as an estimated 10,000 shovels arrived in Nevada in a show of support from loggers, ranchers and miners across the country.
by Associated Press
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Alaska Dredging Draft General Permit AKG-37-1000
• Where the candidates stand
by Scott Harn
Letter to the Editor—From Mike Miller, President, Original Sixteen to One Mine
"Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc., has emerged from a deep dark abyss created by an agency's bias interpretation of the law. We have made it known that those who make, pass and/or reject the law have generated travesties against our hard working underground gold miners."
U.S. Dept. of Interior Inspectors in Arizona
Glynn Burkhardt, president of the Arizona Small Mine Operators Association, has a small mine outside of Tucson, Arizona. He recently received a visit from U.S. Department of Interior...
by Staff
Wyoming Tops in Royalties
Wyoming received the largest amount of revenues associated with mineral leases on federal lands within its borders last year.
by Associated Press
Sunnyside, Arizona
The little-known Sunnyside district in Cochise County, Arizona, is on the southwest side of the Huachuca Mountains, which reach elevations in excess of 9,000 feet.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Evaluating a Placer Discovery
Gold mineralization is usually first noted in an area by examining material weathered from the source and liberated or washed downhill from it.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
Company Notes
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• ESG Canada
• Vista Gold Corp.
by Staff
Treasures for Sale
A Wolfeboro company will sell portions of one of the most talked about treasures in American history.
by Associated Press
"Gold" Coin Debuts
For the first time, the Sacagawea Golden Dollar changed hands, intermingling with scuffed quarters and nickels, setting itself apart with its golden hue.
by Associated Press
Picks & Pans: Prospecting at Mills Creek, Alaska
I particularly enjoyed this little expedition. It is always nice to get out and spend time with my father, Bud Herschbach. He has taken a liking to Mills Creek and was anxious to return and look for more nuggets.
by Steve Herschbach
Delamar District, Nevada
The Delamar (Ferguson) mining district is located in Lincoln County, Nevada, some 29 miles by road, southwest of Caliente. The district is on the west side of the Delamar Mountains at elevations between 5,900 and 6,600 feet.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Millie's Tailings
Without a telephone, electricity, or television in his isolated cabin, Olson led a simple and peaceful life. He enjoyed living in a remote canyon surrounded by a vast wilderness. Mining for gold absorbed his days.
by Carolyn Dobbs
Adventure at the 420 Level
Beneath the rolling fairways and manicured greens of a sedate golf course community in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, lie the 600-foot deep, water filled, caved workings of the once famous Phoenix Gold Mine.
by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
The hoopla is over, the spectacular shows are just a memory. The fact is, we're stuck in the 2000s whether we like it or not! And the sad—or glad—reality is that changing the year's first number from a "one" to a "two" hasn't really changed anything other than giving us oldtimers some minor irritation now and then until we get used to things.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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