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The Magazine: July 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 11)
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July 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Too little, too late...
• Beware of Argentina...just kidding!
• A million dollars just doesn’t go as far as it used to...
• Well qualified

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Roadless Rule back in play
• Action needed on SB 670
• Abbey recommended to head BLM
• Capped and jobless
• S 787
• SB 796 & HR 699
by Scott Harn
The Suction Gold Dredging Fight Continues in California
The story is similar to what has played out over the past several years. The Karuk Tribe of northern California, with the support of several environmental and fishing groups, sues the California Department of Fish & Game in an attempt to stop suction gold dredging in the state. At the same time, they find a state legislator sympathetic to their cause and persuade the legislator to introduce a bill to stop suction gold dredging.
by Scott Harn
Gold in the South Pass Greenstone Belt, Wyoming
To many geologists and prospectors, “greenstone belts” are synonymous with “gold belts” since they provide excellent places to search for gold.
by W. Dan Hausel
Chinese Buy Out Australian Miners
Some Australian lawmakers object to allowing Chinese government companies to buy mining assets that they say are a cornerstone of Australia’s economy.
by Associated Press
Using a Winch to Work Smarter, Not Harder
It’s really a kick to watch a boulder weighing several tons moving out of your dredge hole and onto the cobble pile being pulled by a cable attached to your portable winch.
by Ron Kliewer
The Forgotten Specimen—Part II
The walk back to the car and subsequent search for Frieda took a lot longer than I would have liked. I had wandered much further than I thought.
by Jonathan Porter
Germany Developing Gold Vending Machine
It’s a novel twist on the vending machine: in go the coins, out comes a nugget of gold.
by Associated Press
How to Complete Assessment Work and Claim Maintenance
To put yourself in the best position you need to be doing all your assessment work properly and filing the necessary paperwork in a timely manner. Most prospectors don’t know a lot about the details of doing assessment work...
by Chris Ralph
More Tennessee Gold
I was well on my way in learning about gold prospecting after my successful adventure panning for gold at Coker Creek. It didn’t take me a whole lot of days of panning to decide I needed something better so I could...
by Tim LeGrand
Melman on Gold & Silver
It is becoming increasingly clear that Barack Obama will be an activist President. Unlike his predecessors, he appears set on using the powers of government in an unusually aggressive manner in order to accomplish “public good.”
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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