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The Magazine: May 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 9)
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May 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 9)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Less pork but more fat...
• It all flows downstream...
• Promises, promises...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Mining reform introduced in Senate
• Obama signs lands bill
• Cap-and-trade
by Scott Harn
Allied Nevada Reactivates Hycroft Mine
Hycroft MineBecause the gold here is not coarse enough to be recovered in a pan, the deposit was not recognized as holding any significant potential for precious metals until 1908...
by Chris Ralph
Prospectors & Attorneys
It is a fact that when most prospectors hear the word attorney they make the sign of the cross and run for cover. I understand all that, but there does come a time when we must face the facts. Sometimes we need them.
by R. V. Larson
Technology Opens Promise, Perils of Ocean Mining
There’s gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it’s a mile or two underwater and encased in massive mineral deposits that layer a dark, mysterious world.
by Associated Press
Hot Ground or Large Deep Gold?
While detecting for gold nuggets with a pulse induction machine, most of the signals we encounter have a normal “wee-ooo” sound. However, while swinging larger search coils, the bigger deeper nuggets can produce a...
by Gus Peppley
Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part II
As you search for cryptovolcanic structures in Colorado and Wyoming look to see if the anomaly has white soil. If the anomaly lies within a forest of pines, often the depression will occur in a distinct treeless area outlined by aspens and willows.
by W. Dan Hausel
Mining Expedition at Eagle Rock—Part I
Dredging near Eagle Rock on the North Fork of the Salmon River, California.We spent the winter and spring months obtaining all of the prospecting and camping gear that would be needed to sustain the five of us for 14 days on the river.
by David Shackleton
Subscriber Locates Large Diamond at Arkansas Diamond Park
Worthington was washing gravel that he’d dug out of the park’s east drain, a low area in the park’s diamond search area, when he found the yellow diamond in his screen. It was in the last bucket he planned to wash before shutting down for Easter weekend.
by Staff
Silver City Prospecting Adventures
Gold from Silver City, Idaho.I got to Silver City late on a Friday night (OK, it was 2:30am Saturday morning), and the first few snowflakes began to fall as I pulled into the campsite.
by Alan J. Chenworth
Melman on Gold & Silver
...while the conference and some economic data were working to restore optimism, the world continued to receive a flood of negative economic news, some of it with ominous implications...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Gold Pours Again at Jerritt Mine
Yukon-Nevada received permission last month from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to restart the mill, after the agency determined the company met environmental standards.
by Associated Press

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