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The Magazine: November 2006 (Vol. 76, No. 3)
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November 2006 (Vol. 76, No. 3)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• A busy week at work
• Help Needed: light office work, good pay, good benefits...
• FBI pulling weeds in Washington, DC
• Oops!

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Bill to address RS 2477
• Roadless Rule update
by Scott Harn
International Wayside Resurrects Gold Rush in British Columbia
Gold rushes are the stuff of legends. Who can read Jack London’s stories of the Klondike or hear the fabulous tales of the California Gold Rush of 1849 without their heart beating just a bit faster? But there was also a third gold rush, just as dynamic...
by Leonard Melman
Prospecting in Northern Sierra County, California
From the mid-1850s and even into the early 1900s, Northern Sierra County boomed with mining activity. This area was flooded with miners, establishing such towns as LaPorte, Gibsonville, Spanish Flat, Whisky Diggings...
by Don Robinson
Government Says New Mine Will Benefit Bears
Grizzly bears stand to benefit if a copper and silver mine is developed beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said in a rewritten opinion.
by Associated Press
RS 2477 Fact vs. Fiction
The recent increased public attention given to Revised Statute 2477 rights-of-way also has been accompanied by an increase in misinformation being spread by some anti-access environmental groups and federal bureaucrats.
by Staff
The Nome Goldfields
Nome has a colorful history built on gold, where over 5 million ounces of the yellow metal has been dug up. Due to limited space, only a tiny fraction of this mining district can be touched upon. It would take volumes to cover all the information...
by Ron Wendt
Basic Sniping: Prospecting With a Pan & Simple Hand Tools
There’s a lot of really great prospecting equipment on the market right now, and I have to admit I’ve spent my share of money over the years investing in dredges, drywashers, metal detectors and the like. But a lot of new folks just getting into...
by Chris Ralph
Over the Divide
Lesa Dale Barton, formerly of Armadillo Mining Shop of Grants Pass, Oregon, passed away September 6, 2006 after bravely fighting cancer for several months.
by Staff
Trio Accused of Stealing $1.7 Million in Gold
Three former employees of a Colorado gold mine face charges of stealing more than $1.7 million in unprocessed gold, prosecutors said.
by Associated Press
Ivanhoe Partners With Rio Tinto
Ivanhoe Mines announced that Rio Tinto will invest $1.5 billion to engineer, construct and operate Ivanhoe’s Oyu-Tolgoi copper and gold project in the South Gobi region of Mongolia.
by Scott Harn
The Business of Mining: Swap, Trade, or Exchange
With property values trending upward over the past several years, many owners who purchased their businesses years ago are now discovering that the building housing the mining operation or supply business is the most valuable part of their business.
by Mark E. Battersby
Wyoming Expects Profits from Uranium
Growth in worldwide demand for uranium is leading producers back to Wyoming, which leads the nation in uranium production.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
The Bush Administration couldn’t seem to avoid pitfalls as the all-important fall elections approached and the latest scandal involving sexually explicit messages between (former) Congressman Foley and a congressional page could not have come at a worse time for the President’s party.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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