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The Magazine: March 2013 (Vol. 82, No. 7)
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March 2013 (Vol. 82, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Getting scolded during recess happens to adults, too.
• On-the-job training
• Batteries not included

• By the numbers
by Staff
Ask the Experts
Q: A few questions about claim markers, gold hunter test kits, and videos....
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts
Q: Where is the best place to prospect for gold in Minnesota?
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts
Need some help putting together a BLM proposal.
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts
Using GIS systems to aid in mapping.
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts
Q: Can you please tell me about diamond fluorescense?
by Chris Ralph
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
by Scott Harn
Gold Deposits of Montana
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
by Chris Ralph
The Story Behind the Story
Anyone who has found a patch knows the difficulties involved. Those who haven’t can guess, and with any effort will soon realize it.
by Michael Greyshock
Benches and Fossil Placers
Unfortunately for us mortal humans, we have a poor perspective on geologic time. When we look at a landscape such as a stream valley, we see it only in two, or at the most, three dimensions. We have poor comprehension of the valley’s fourth and most important dimension—time.
by Jim Halloran
Turning Hobby Mining into Business Mining
The first thing a person should do is seriously consider whether they want to go mining as a hobby or a business, and the tax implications of the choice.
by Steve Herschbach
Buying a Mining Claim: Questions to Ask
At one time or another, many miners will look seriously at purchasing a mining claim...Usually it’s a significant financial commitment, so how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
by Chris Ralph
Looking for that Hidden Placer
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
by Ray Mills
The Many Facets of Iron
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
by Bill Rich
And the Survey Says...
A recent online survey on our homepage confirmed what we expected...
by Scott Harn
$50 Million Swiped in Diamond Heist
Eight masked gunmen forced their way through the security fence at Brussels’ international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched some $50 million worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
Quite suddenly, another major financial issue with significant implications for the world of precious metals has been gaining growing attention. We are referring to concern about looming “currency wars,” and we also discuss that topic...
by Staff
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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