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The Magazine: November 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 3)
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November 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 3)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• There's a fungus among us
• Taxpayers crash land in Arizona
• "What did you get arrested for?"

by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Comment deadlines approaching for frog listings and habitat
• EPA seeks more control
• Comments due in Washington
• California dredging moratorium
• PLF sues to delist polar bear
by Scott Harn
Ask the Experts
Treating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
by Chris Ralph
One Potato, Two Potato...
Normally the detector he was using would sound off with a definitive high-to-low tone when passed over a piece of gold, which distinguished the gold from the many high iron content "hot rocks," but this one was different...
by Rob Repin
Proper Placer Sample Processing
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
by Jim Halloran
Strategic Metals—Part I
A bill was introduced and passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year that should make the exploration and opening of a mining operation faster and easier.
by Bill Rich
Dry Washing to Capture Fine Gold
There may be lots of smaller gold I cannot hear with a detector, but it looks just fine in my pan once it is out of the crevice.
by Ray Mills
Are There Any Good Prospects Left?
This type of thinking will get you discouraged pretty fast, and soon all of your mining equipment will be found gathering dust in your garage.
by Chris Ralph
Ophir—Possibly the Best Kept Secret in Alaska!
...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!
by Chuck Merritt
Southern Oregon's Illinois River—A Lesson in Sharing
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
by Gary C. Earle
Using Sucker Guns to Find Gold
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
by Chris Ralph
Making Adjustments to Catch Fine Gold
This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
by Alex Dolbeare
The Subsurface Suction Dredge
The problems of the submersible dredge tube are addressed by the subsurface dredge, where the enclosed sluice recovery tube is suspended from a flotation assembly...
by Steve Herschbach
A Few Thoughts About Successful Nugget Hunting
...I got the faintest of rises in the threshold. It was hardly a signal at all, and I thought it was one of the many, deep, hot rocks in the area.
by Fred Mason
Melman on Gold & Silver
That is one of the problems with much of the so-called objective information we regularly receive—it is so tinged with partisanship that much of it can barely be believed...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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