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The Magazine: June 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 10)
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June 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• What the government wants the government gets...
• A drop in the ocean...
• Do we get a paycheck for this?

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• California suction gold dredging
• Water rights
• Wilderness
• Climate change
• Two Bush rules left intact
by Scott Harn
How to Utilize Assays and Evaluate Results
Assay furnace - photo courtesy Inspectorate AmericaAsk the lab manager how your ores will be tested, and ask to see the equipment that will be used. If you are told it’s a secret that can’t be explained, you need another assayer.
by Chris Ralph
Mining Expedition at Eagle Rock—Part II
We spent more time that first day moving rocks than we did sending material over the sluices. Even so, our cleanup was quite respectable for having only moved down to a depth of a couple feet.
by David Shackleton
Broomstick Gold
We found a fairly large boulder nestled in the shoreline close to the campsite within a well-known gold drop zone. I thought that it possibly was laying on bedrock, and could very likely hide some gold. We were going to move it and have a look.
by Tom Leftwich
Electra Gold Sees Potential in Other Minerals & Metals
One of the particular features of these alumina silica ore bodies is that they are generally visible from the surface, unlike like gold and silver that are generally hidden and can require an immense amount of exploration and development.
by Leonard Melman
The Forgotten Specimen—Part I
In these types of cases I tend to listen to what my metal detector is telling me. The machine was very quiet, suggesting my initial impressions were right about the ground make up.
by Jonathan Porter
Miner's Cabin—Red Shack Territory
As we approached the river the view was outstanding and the sight was encouraging. A ravine coming down on the right side had been worked heavily, with rock piled back on each side. That surely meant there was gold somewhere close.
by Don Robinson
"New" Gold Rush Has Arrived
Gold mining is garnering national attention as the economy slows and more Americans look for a way to make ends meet.
by Scott Harn
NASCAR Driver Turns Prospector
When he’s not searching for improvements on the track, the affable driver is prospecting for gold across the United States.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
Investors around the world are taking a good hard look at some of the emerging developments regarding dollar creation and are clearly having second thoughts about their dollar-denominated investments.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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