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The Magazine: February 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 6)
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February 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 6)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Before you invest your savings, ask to see their hands...
• Actual tax tips from the IRS for tax year 2008
• Maybe they thought the budget deadline was 2009?

by Staff
Our Readers Say
• Regarding US vs. Steve Hicks
• More on the Ortiz Mountains of New Mexico
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Environmentalists are missing a golden opportunity
• Special-use authorization not needed
by Scott Harn
Oldest Journal Contest - The Winners
We received entries from readers in fourteen states for our contest to find out who has the oldest surviving copy of the Journal, originally named the California Mining Journal..
by Scott Harn
The St. Louis Gold District
Map of the St. Louis Gold Mining District.In 1848 and 1849, miners had pushed all through the western Sierra foothills making many fantastic gold discoveries. The far north end of California’s Mother Lode country, however, had received little exploration.
by Chris Ralph
Mining Boom May Be In Store For Upper Michigan
While digging a well six years ago, the owner of a backwoods camp near the Michigan-Wisconsin line cut into sparkling rock. He showed a sample to a geologist friend, who realized it was laced with zinc.
by John Flesher
Mining Gold Near Elk Creek, Oregon
Using a small excavator to load the gold-bearing ore into the trommel.Ed Bechtel got the gold bug rather recently. In 1999, he was introduced to prospecting by his brother-in-law. Ed joined the Washington Prospectors Mining Association, a local prospecting club, and attended a few gold shows. It was through a gold...
by Scott Harn
East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part II
Gold from suction dredging on the North Fork of the Salmon River, California.I wandered back across the river, wading through the rapids and slipping at least three more times. I couldn’t believe how slick these rocks were! Once on the other side, I sat down for a few moments to review my plan of attack and lick my wounds.
by David Shackleton
Lost Canyon
These are the basic gold sampling tools we used on this exploration trip.The name makes you wonder, “Just how remote is this place?” It’s in the Tahoe National Forest and the Canada Hill Mining District, an area of steeply cut canyons that averages about 5,000 feet in elevation.
by Don Robinson
High Court to Rule on Kensington Tailings
A case before the Supreme Court could set a precedent for how mining waste is disposed of in streams, rivers, lakes and even wetlands.
by Matthew Daly
Prospecting in Tennessee
As soon as I learned that there was gold in Tennessee I just had to go find some.
by Tim LeGrand
A Warning About Mercury
I was working on an article to submit to you and had been for a couple of months. It won’t be the first. I had something occur that made me put off the article—safety! My article was concerning mineral processing at home.
by Bill McCuskey
NovaGold Resources Receives Lifeline
NovaGold Resources announced that it has struck a $60 million private placement deal with Electrum Strategic Resources and will use the cash to repay debt and fund exploration and development.
by Scott Harn
Jerritt Canyon Mill May Reopen
Golden Eagle International announced is reached an agreement with Queenstake Resources back on October 14, 2008, to reopen the Jerritt Canyon mill north of Elko, Nevada.
by Scott Harn
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
We noted last month that it was important to keep track of how the Obama team was shaping up and to attempt to gain at least a glimmer of insight into the anticipated direction of his economic policies. Well, we have indeed been able to obtain sufficient information to offer some projections.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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