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The Magazine: September 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 1)
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September 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 1)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• More on the "Affordable" Care Act
• Abandon (citizen)Ship!
• USDA makes "grave" payment errors

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Comment period extended for frog habitat
• Tennessee permits for gold prospecting
• California dredging injunction and restraining order hearing
by Scott Harn
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Dust and dry washing
by Chris Ralph
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Is Burkina Faso safe for prospecting?
by Chris Ralph
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Recovering gold from pyrite ore
by Chris Ralph
Greenstone and Gold
Contacts, faults and zones of weak rock are all places that can act as a pipeline to convey gold-bearing fluids, leading to valuable deposits.
by Chris Ralph
The Long Road to Gold Point, Nevada
Apart from the hard rock mines, there are abundant gold-bearing placers, especially in the areas in and around Oriental Wash.
by Bill Rich
What, Where and How for the New Prospector
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
by Michael Greyshock
Proper Spacing of Placer Sample Sites
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
by Jim Halloran
Hunches, Choices and Guesses
When you approach a location, even if you've been there before, you should consider all the factors and conditions present at the site. This includes both natural and man-made factors.
by Chris Ralph
Silver Bull Resources Sees Bright Future for Silver & Zinc
The Sierra Mojada Project lies within a historic high grade silver, lead and zinc mining district originally discovered in 1879.
by Leonard Melman
12-Year-Old Unearths Large Diamond
It is the eighth largest brown diamond to be found and certified by park staff.
by Associated Press
Twenty Minutes on a Five-inch Dredge
The first thing I realized was this was not a toy—this thing had power and I needed to really pay attention. I got into position, took a deep breath, and pushed that monster into the hard pack.
by Gary C. Earle
Time for a New Approach: Detecting Float Gold
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
by Ray Mills
Carissa Gold Mine Comes Back to Life
The mine will be open for public tours Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning August 24, lasting into the fall and winter as weather permits.
by Associated Press
Gold in Beatty, Nevada
In this case, signs of gold were found at the bottom of the alluvial and then traced in a triangle up the face of the mountain until they stopped—that is where the digging began.
by C.A. "Charlie" Cook
Cripple Creek Gold Mine Exceeding Expectations
At the peak of construction later this year, the mine will generate more than 6,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state with annual wages totaling more than $200 million...
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
It is difficult to look at unrestrained growth in such important monetary indicators without becoming concerned about the future stability of America's economic system.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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