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The Magazine: December 2007 (Vol 77, No. 4)
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December 2007 (Vol 77, No. 4)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Reporting on Reports
• Answer the questions or we'll be forced to really bother you for a little while
• Some especially well-preserved mobile homes...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• California suction dredging
• HR 2262
by Scott Harn
Searching for a Paying Hardrock Deposit
Quartz float rock is always intriguing. Where is the vein it came from if it’s still in existence, and is it carrying some gold? Because of the possibility of the quartz carrying some color, we are always looking, checking, detecting, crushing, assaying...
by Don Robinson
Kings Valley Project Hopes to Meet Lithium, Uranium Demand
Few states in the United States have seen mining activity equal the State of Nevada in recent decades. The state is mineral-rich and possesses a regulatory apparatus that encourages mining activity.
by Leonard Melman
New Study on the Formation of Nuggets—Part I
Geologists have long realized that the vast majority of gold in typical quartz veins is in the tiny, dust-size range, a lot smaller than the gold nuggets found by placer miners. This is common worldwide in many, many gold districts.
by Chris Ralph
Over the Divide —Ronald Richard "Ron" Wendt
We are sad to say that one our most beloved writers, Ron Wendt, passed away on November 10, 2007.
by Staff
Small-Scale Mining with a Dozer and Detectors
Even the best of metal detectors are only capable of seeing a certain distance down into the sand, gravel and rock of a placer deposit. Once all the gold that can be reasonably seen by a metal detector has been harvested, it can be difficult to...
by Chris Ralph
Alaska and Nevada Continue to Lead the Pack
Alaska’s mining industry posted a record-breaking year in 2006, largely because of the high prices for zinc and other metals, state officials said.
by Associated Press
Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre; The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part III
In 1880, Alexander Roby Shepherd, former governor of Washington, DC, prepared to move his wife and family of six children to the wilds of the Sierra Madre. Going with him would be mining men, cooks, assistants, a bookkeeper and others to assist in the new adventure.
by Steve Wilson
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Landowners See Potential Gold Mine in Uranium Ore
A group of Pittsylvania County landowners sitting on 92 million pounds of uranium ore wants Virginia to end its 25-year ban on uranium mining.
by Associated Press
Feds Raid “Liberty Dollar” Headquarters
Federal agents seized two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and 500 pounds of silver during a raid on the headquarters of a group seeking to dissolve the Federal Reserve.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver (2007 Year in Review)
This past four weeks saw a major shift in the scope of financial headlines. Where recent months have focused almost entirely on the “subprime” crisis and resultant credit problems, the US Dollar itself became the center of attention last month as it entered a period of severe decline against the Euro, Australian Dollar, British Pound, Swiss Franc and Canadian Dollar.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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