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The Magazine: February 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 6)
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February 2000 (Vol. 69, No. 6)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
•  A Perfect Way to Begin 2000...
• A New Way to Fill City Coffers...
• Americans Pay More...
• Mother always told you to wear clean underwear...

by Staff
Clinton Declares Three More National Monuments
President Clinton took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon yesterday, then put his pen to paper to designate three more areas as national monuments and expand several others.
by Associated Press
McCain Derides Clinton Forest Policy
Sen. John McCain stated recently that if elected president, he would overturn President Clinton's executive order putting more national forest land off-limits to logging.
by Associated Press
Foreigners Lure Mining Partners
There was a foreign presence at the annual Northwest Mining Association convention in December.
by Associated Press
Pacific Island Gov'ts Focus on Undersea Mining
Pacific Island nations have started devising regulatory laws to help create a new industry in this near-resourceless region: mining the sea floor.
by Associated Press
Options Narrowed for Managing Chugach National Forest
Planners are narrowing their options for managing the 5.3 million-acre area Chugach National Forest.
by Associated Press
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Forest Service Roadless Initiave comment period is about to close
• Endangered Species Decision Delayed
• 43 CFR Part 3800—Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws
by Scott Harn
Company Notes
• Mountain Province Mining Inc.
• Shoreham Resources Ltd.
• Gemcom Software International
• Rio Tinto
by Staff
Diamond Fever
In South Africa, a "gregory" is the term applied to a blunder of major proportion. James Gregory will forever be remembered in South African slang as the professor from Great Britain who made one heck of a "gregory."
by W. Dan Hausel
Gold in Jasperoid
Jasperoid is a jasper-like siliceous rock, in which chalcedony or cryptocrystalline quartz has replaced limestone, dolomite, or shale. It forms the gangue of many important ore bodies. It is stained by iron and manganese oxides into shades of...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Underground Geologic Mapping
Mapping geology underground is not difficult if one knows the procedures. This article presents the procedures that will allow any miner to produce a geologic map of their workings.
by Dwight Juras, PhD
New Quarry Regulations in West Virginia
Quarry operators would face tighter state regulations under proposed legislation that moved a step closer to approval recently.
by Associated Press
Ash Fork Calm After Explosives Theft
The tiny, unincorporated town of Ash Fork blazed into the national spotlight with the announcement that 1,000 pounds of explosives were stolen from a nearby mine.
by Associated Press
Picks & Pans: Mining in Ghana
I recently returned from Ghana, West Africa. My time there was not a two-week tourist trip, but rather a time to discover the real Ghana, and to determine if I might have a future there in the mining business. I stayed almost three years.
by Don Buck
Little Rocky Mountains, Montana
The Little Rocky Mountains are a group of wooded hills, 10 miles long and 8 miles wide, which form an island in the Great Plains of north-central Montana. They rise to 5,708 feet, 2,000 feet above the surrounding plains.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Collector Reaches New Lows to Find Bottles
Not everyone would admit to digging through old outhouse pits, but George Piasecki says it's all part of the game for a bottle collector.
by Associated Press
Chinese Camp, California and the Tong War of 1856
In an enterprise known for its boom-to-bust pattern, Tuolumne County produced some of the most productive and enduring gold mining towns of the last half of the 19th century in. California.
by Richard H. Peterson, PhD
Millie's Tailings
Hardy goldminers enjoyed creating nicknames for their cronies.
by Carolyn Dobbs
Visionaries, Scoundrels, and Gamblers
Ask leading historians to name Colorado's top 10 builders and the list quickly grows to 50 people. The list includes visionaries, scoundrels and gamblers.
by Associated Press
Executive Defends Special Mill Site Exemption
Hardrock mining never would have happened in the United States if a recent interpretation of the nation's mining law had been in effect in the 1890s, a mining executive says.
by Associated Press
Chasing the Ghosts of Forty-Niners
Plodding in the footsteps of the forty-niners across the sun-baked Nevada desert, I feel the ghost of a man named Israel Lord tap me on the shoulder.
by Associated Press
Washoe County Balks at Black Rock Desert Plan
The Washoe County Commission raised concerns about Sen. Richard Bryan's tentative proposal to protect the Black Rock Desert...
by Associated Press
State's Only Gold Mine Processes Last Precious Ore
South Carolina's last operating mine, Kennecott Ridgeway, processed the final gold and silver it had extracted from two pits in southern Fairfield County.  But even though the mining and processing is done, the work at Kennecott is far from over...
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
After weeks, months, even years of eager anticipation, the New Millennium has dawned!
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff

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