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The Magazine: January 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 5)
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January 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 5)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• If you don't like the numbers, make up your own!
• By the numbers
• And the award goes to...

by Staff
Ask the Experts: Big rocks or small cobbles?
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts: Quartz rock and the chance of gold in my area of New Hampshire?
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts: Equipment and gold locations in Colorado
by Chris Ralph
Ask the Experts: Silent partners and mining—is it worth the risk?
by Chris Ralph
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues
by Scott Harn
Sierra County Gold—Part II
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
by Chris Ralph
The Silver Islet Mountains of Utah
Apparent fault offset.I set up my dry washer on the north side of the cut and sampled the bed rock and dumps around me. As I was only sampling, I ran for 20-30 minutes, shoveling from a variety of areas.
by Alan J. Chenworth
Gold Placers of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
The biggest obstacle is that like many streams on the Kenai Peninsula, high water during the summer months from snow melt and rain can make dredging nearly impossible. The best dredging is in the colder months of the year.
by Steve Herschbach
Alternative Gold Leaching Methods
The ideal leaching chemical would leave behind what we don't want or need in the ore and take only the valuable metals.
by Chris Ralph
California Gold Adventure
All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
by Alex Dolbeare
Over the Divide
Robert Joseph Dahlke
(1939 - 2013)
by Scott Harn
Prospecting for Diamonds in Kimberlite
Kimberlite is very difficult for geologists to find, let alone prospectors and rock hounds. This is because kimberlite is rarely exposed on the surface and few people know how to identify the rock.
by W. Dan Hausel
Additional Note Regarding "Strategic Metals—Part II"
From the December 2013 issue:
by Scott Harn
Take a Kid Detecting
I thought things started off okay until I realized I had forgotten some of my gear and had to return to the house. My troubled start was not helped when my boy came up to me a few minutes after my return to show me his first nugget of the day.
by Jonathan Porter
Melman on Gold & Silver
I must admit to taking some degree of pleasure in anticipating the excuse-making which will probably come out of the "Global Warming" camp to explain away a truly startling announcement.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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