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The Magazine: July 1999 (Vol. 68, No. 11)
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July 1999 (Vol. 68, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
This missive is making the rounds on the Internet. Author unknown, but must be a miner, builder, or lumber worker...
by Kenneth Harn
Gold Hunters Hit the Web in Fight with Missile Range
A group that hunted for gold for years on Victorio Peak on this restricted southern New Mexico test range has taken its legal battle against the Army to a website.
by Associated Press
Religious Broadcaster in Liberia Mining Venture
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, who lost up to $7 million in a failed diamond-mining venture in the former Zaire earlier this decade, is involved in a gold mine project in another African country.
by Associated Press
Kazak Government Collects Gold from Residents
The local administration in the Almaty region has issued an appeal for people to "lend" their gold to the government. Organizers are using the slogan: "Help us in difficult times."
by Associated Press
Recreational Gold Panning on the South Yuba River
The Forest Service recently announced a new area set aside for recreational gold panning on the South Yuba River, east of Nevada City.
by Associated Press
Groups Wonder Meaning of Call for More Wilderness
U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says there ought to be more wilderness—a comment that raised some concerns.
by Associated Press
Mining Claim Maintenance Fee Due
For miners holding a mining claim, mill site or tunnel site on public lands, August 31, 1999 is the last day to meet the annual filing requirement and pay the $100 maintenance fee to the Bureau of Land Management.
by Staff
Desert Bonanza
If you think all the vein gold near the surface has been dug up—think again! A weekend prospector recently came into the lab with a shoe-box full of samples that were from ten to fifty percent native crystalline gold on dirty white quartz.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
Gold Near Boulder, Colorado
Several mining districts near Boulder, Colorado mark the northeast end of the 240-mile-Iong Colorado Mineral Belt, which cuts diagonally across the Rocky Mountains.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Company Notes
• Round Mountain Gold
• Canyon Resources Corp.
• Hecla Mining Co.
• Tri-Valley Corp.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• US Gold Corp.
• X-Cal Resources
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Royal Gold
by Staff
The Carissa Gold Mine, South Pass, Wyoming—A Sleeper?
The Carissa is part of a patented group of claims (private property) near South Pass City in the southern Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming. The mine lies a short distance southeast of State Highway 28 which runs north to Lander and provides excellent access to the area.
by W. Dan Hausel
Legislative Update
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
by Robert Sanregret
Tantalum
Tantalum is a refractory metal which is non-toxic, ductile; easily fabricated, has a high melting point, is highly resistant to corrosion and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It has the unique ability to transmit an alternating current in only one direction.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Building the American Dream
What goes into making a home? For starters, about 439 pounds of copper!
by Michelle Bing
Picks & Pans: A Pay Streak in Slate
I stared out across the Yukon River. I estimated the river at this point to be a mile wide. An occasional log floated by in the tan-colored water.
by Ron Wendt
Elizabethtown: Uncovering a Buried California Mining Community
Although there are many mining ghost towns in California, it is rare to find the ruins of one that was abandoned 140 years ago and then subsequently buried by hydraulic mining debris.
by Richard H. Peterson, PhD
California Diamonds
Most of the world's diamonds come from Africa and Australia, but several new discoveries in the United States and Canada have spurred interest.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Melman on Gold & Silver
Clearly, the single-most important reason for the latest decline in gold is the recently announced auctions by the British Central Bank. However, other news stories this past month also had negative implications for the yellow metal.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Silver Demand Driving Mine Production Up—Mexico Remains Number One Producer
Worldwide silver production is expected to increase annually, reaching 567 million ounces by 2001, up from 1997 levels of 501.9 million ounces...
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff

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