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The Magazine: October 2009 (Vol. 79, No. 2)
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October 2009 (Vol. 79, No. 2)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Poly-something-or-other...
• Health care reform is laughable
• The gap widens
• Time to raise the roof, again

by Staff
PLP Files Lawsuit to Lift Ban on Suction Dredging
“The goal is to get the rights of suction gold dredgers restored prior to the next dredging season,” stated PLP president Jerry Hobbs.
by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Interior considers huge withdrawal in Arizona
• Travel Management Plans
• Roadless Rule has nine lives
by Scott Harn
Bigger Is Not Always Better
I stayed on the nozzle (about 25 pounds) and Dave moved rock. We worked the hole for two and a half days. Most of the time was spent moving overburden.
by R.E. Divine
Gold in the Rattlesnake Hills
The Rattlesnake Hills (RSH) in central Wyoming had been overlooked for gold, even though it had all of the earmarks of being a major gold district.
by W. Dan Hausel
The Tonopah Gold and Silver District
The discovery of the Tonopah District by Jim Butler in May, 1900, was by far the most important event of its time, just as the discovery of the Comstock was the most important event in the Nevada’s earlier history.
by Chris Ralph
Possible Discovery Sparks New Klondike Gold Rush
...this time, instead of swarming over streams and gravel beds teasing out flakes of the precious metal, miners may have found the fabled and elusive mother lode.
by Associated Press
Oregon Miner Challenges Forest Service’s Authority to Regulate Mining
Judging by news accounts, Tracy was doing exactly what H.R. 365, commonly referred to as the Mining Act of 1866, allows him to do.
by Scott Harn
Dredging Alternative: High Banking
The hope was that a bit of the gold from that famous old pocket mine had worked its way down the slope of the hill and into the gravels Pat and his crew were planning to mine.
by Chris Ralph
The Fence
When I dropped the boulder into my son’s hand everyone spoke a single word in unison, “Wow!”
by Walter L. Hunt
California State Gold Panning Championships
It took two days to determine the best of the best, and it was a fight to the end.
by Staff
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
Not only is the Greenback steadily weakening, but calls for the abandonment of the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency are growing more frequent and more strident.
by Leonard Melman

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