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The Magazine: July 2007 (Vol. 76, No. 11)
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July 2007 (Vol. 76, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Large “gaap” in federal deficit
• Expensive voice mail, mate
• What next—the “straight” bomb?
• Orville Redenbacher banned from Seattle Justice Center?
• Can you hear me now?

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Assembly Bill 1032
• Cache County v. USFS
• CMA appeals cyanide ban
by Staff
Ask the Experts
Q: Some of the terminology you use is way over my head and this might be the case for other beginning prospectors. What does “igneous” mean?
by Staff
More Tips for Evaluating Ores
Tabling and jigging are two relatively inexpensive methods for recovering the “free particle values” from the noble metal ores. However, not all ores contain their values as free particles. In fact, many ores contain appreciable amounts of “metallic salts” that readily dissolve in one’s system water and continue to migrate right along with this water.
by Charles L. Butler
The Mountain Gate Mine
The Foresthill Divide in Placer County, California, has underneath its present surface a multitude of buried river channels, most of which paid enormously well in the Gold Rush years of 1850 to 1890.
by Don Robinson
The Basics of Small-Scale Heap Leaching with Cyanide Part I—History, Suitablility and Permitting
Hardrock mining is usually done on a large scale, and although a few small-scale hardrock operations still exist, it’s not an easy operation to start up and run profitably.
by Chris Ralph
Oregon Suction Dredge Permit Update
On May 29, 2007, the Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) filed their Opening Brief in the Oregon Court of Appeals against the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
by Tom Kitchar
In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Buying the Pilot Mill
In 2005, my wife and I, along with our supervisor Horacio, made numerous business and supply trips from Arivechi, Sonora, to the capital of Sonora, Hermosillo. This is a distance of 135 miles along a very narrow paved mountain road.
by Mike Lowen
Life in the Alaska Gold Rush
The discovery of gold in the Klondike in August 1896 brought a rush that became a bonanza for a few, and hardship and disaster for many. The remoteness of the discovery site, and the extremely harsh climate made the effort to recover gold foolhardy for all but the most prepared.
by Frank Lorey III
More Small-Scale Miners Attracted by Gold Prices
With gold hovering above $650 an ounce, interest in panning and prospecting for the pricey precious metal in northern Idaho’s icy streams and on its rugged mountainsides has enjoyed a mini-boom.
by Associated Press
Gold in New Zealand
In 1965, I visited New Zealand and saw a South Island goldfield. I knew very little about gold at that time and stopped only long enough to peruse a few relics and old photos on the pub wall.
by Jim Foster
Ready “Ore” Not, Uranium Boom is On Again
Plans for 100 new nuclear power plants around the world have pushed the price of uranium skyward and set off a frenzy of exploration in western Colorado and Utah.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the oldest market sayings is that a securities bull market confirms its strength when it is “able to climb a wall of worries.” Well, that old adage was sure given an enormous workout last month as one hammer-blow after another hit the headlines.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff

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