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The Magazine: March 2007 (Vol. 76, No. 7)
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March 2007 (Vol. 76, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• How about another slice of pie?
• An Inconvenient Interview
• Name That Tune

by Staff
Ask the Experts — What are Washington state prospecting regulations?
Q: I moved to Washington State in September of 2006. After recently downloading the Washington Gold and Fish Regulations, I was stunned to learn that it will be nearly impossible to prospect or work a located claim in the state of Washington…
by Staff
Ask The Experts — Could you please write an article explaining core samples?
Q: How about an article on understanding core samples? I am getting emails from mining companies with core sample reports and I am not sure as to what I am reading!
by Scott Harn
Ask The Experts — Please tell me more about the Tullock II rule.
Q: I read in the April 2006 ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal about the Tulloch II rule. I have not read anything on or about it since. Is there any more written about it? I would appreciate anything you could tell me.
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Federal budget priorities
• Wilderness bills proposed
• Inyo County fights back
• Comments needed by concerned miners in New Mexico
by Scott Harn
Prospecting on Pickering Bar
On Saturday, January 27, 2007, six of us began a trip to Pickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River. It was 7:30 am and we had our engines running to begin the first leg of our two and a half hour trip to get there.
by Don Robinson
Persistence Pays off for Cusac Gold Mines
Cusac Gold Mines is a Canadian junior mining corporation conducting their operations and explorations in one of the most remote areas in the North American continent, near the one-time town of Cassiar.
by Leonard Melman
Internet Posting Fuels Gold Rush in Brazilian Town
It’s a gold rush in the Amazon jungle, driven by the Internet.
by Associated Press
Mining Stocks—Things to Consider Before You Invest
With the strong gold and silver prices we have had for the last couple years, exploration for gold and silver is on the rise around the world. Junior (smaller) exploration firms are out sampling, trenching and drilling their properties.
by Chris Ralph
North Idaho Mine to Open Again in 2008
The Sunshine Mine in northern Idaho could start running again in 2008.
by Associated Press
Working Life of Troy Mine Could Be Extended
An exploration project at the Troy Mine Complex in northwest Montana could extend the projected six or seven year life of the mine by another 5 to 10 years, officials with Revett Minerals say.
by Associated Press
Lucky Shot Mine and the Willow Creek Plutons
Once a thriving mining community, the town of Lucky Shot, Alaska,  also known as Kellyville, is nowhere to be found today. Buildings were either hauled away or burned. The snow loads of the Talkeetna Mountains crushed some of...
by Ron Wendt
Sampling Mineral Deposits
The accurate sampling of mineral deposits for testing and analysis is perhaps the most important step involved in both mineral exploration and development. It is a critical factor in initial prospecting efforts and the preliminary investigation of grassroots exploration projects, yet sampling is often performed in a haphazard and incomplete fashion during the early stages of prospecting and exploration activities.
by Staff
In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Purchasing Land in Mexico
My wife and I spent three years laying the groundwork to build a processing mill for gold, silver, lead and some zinc in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Northern Mexico, in the state of Sonora. In this installment, I describe how we purchased the land to build the new mill.
by Mike Lowen
Swiss Mining Company Demands Compensation From Bolivia
Glencore International AG demanded compensation from Bolivia’s government for nationalizing a tin smelter owned by the Swiss mining company.
by Associated Press
Canadian Mint to Unveil $1 Million Coin
The Royal Canadian Mint will soon unveil a gold coin worth one million Canadian dollars ($850,000 US).
by Staff
Woman Gets 90 Months in Mining Fraud Case
A Nevada woman was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for her role in an investment scheme involving claims that she could extract precious metals from volcanic cinders, officials said.
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
What a month! It seemed as if one headline after another dwelled on one, and only one subject, that of the environmentalists’ concern over “global warming.” Politicians changed directions, mass demonstrations were held, Al Gore moved to the top of the media hit parade, and lawmakers were warming up to the task of revolutionizing our lives with torrents of new laws, regulations and policies.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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