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The Magazine: October 2007 (Vol. 77, No. 2)
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October 2007 (Vol. 77, No. 2)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Something smells fishy
• Australian government underestimates its youth...
• Membership has its privileges
• Bridge over troubled waters

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• AB 1032 on Governor’s desk
• Shasta Miners take on DFG
by Scott Harn
Prospecting for Hardrock Platinum, Nickel & Copper Deposits
Recent sharp price increases for copper, nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) have greatly stimulated exploration for these metals, and individual prospectors have made important discoveries of new deposits.
by Chris Ralph
An Answer to Endangered Salmon?
Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Japanese researchers put a new spin on surrogate parenting as they engineered one fish species to produce another, in a quest to preserve endangered fish.
by Associated Press
Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part III
The sun is teasing the horizon in the heart of the Mojave. Soon, the exciting nightlife will end as the lizards and desert rats return to their homes.
by Bill Rich
Detecting in Australia's Etheridge Goldfield
This remote goldfield covers an area of over 13,000 square miles of the Savanna Gulf country of Far North Queensland, Australia.
by Jim Foster
Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Pt I
Discovering new mines is often associated with reexamining old ones, as several prominent new discoveries will attest in northern Mexico. MAG Silver Corp. is exploring three historic districts.
by Steve Wilson
Another Successful Northwest Miners Rally
Eleven year old Josh Evans’ words said it for all of us at the rally: “Finding gold is really fun!”
by David Knowlen
California State Gold Panning Championships September 1-2, 2007
Ready, Set, Go! The stopwatch clicks on and the panner starts like being fired out of a cannon. It’s the Labor Day weekend and the State Championships are on their way.
by Staff
The Next Crisis For America
America’s reliance on foreign imports for minerals and metals continues at an alarming rate. The US Geological Survey reported that the US imported $132 billion in nonfuel minerals and metals in 2006.
by Scott Harn
Melman on Gold & Silver
Seldom in the 22 years we have been writing in this space have we ever seen a parade of such important events pass along the world’s newswires and print media.
by Leonard Melman
Barrick Offers $10 Million to Unlock Silver Ore
Barrick Gold Corporation is offering US$10 million to anyone who can unlock the silver from the ore at its Veladero gold mine in Argentina.
by Staff
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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