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The Magazine: November 2008 (Vol. 78, No. 3)
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November 2008 (Vol. 78, No. 3)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• A true alarm clock
• No better time to roast a pig
• By the numbers…

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• BLM blocks Democrats
• PLP has their hands full representing miners
by Scott Harn
Where To Find Diamonds
Where to find diamonds in the United States: It is somewhat common for gold prospectors to find diamonds in black sand concentrates and not recognize them.
by W. Dan Hausel
Miners Find Encouraging Prospects Near Livengood
New exploration on land that was scoured for gold years ago near Livengood indicates the property could be developed into a mine on a scale similar to the Fort Knox Mine, according to a Colorado-based company.
by Associated Press
The Business Of Mining: Profits, Losses, Hobbies and Businesses
Everyone can deduct all of the ordinary and necessary expenses of conducting a trade or business. But how can anyone hope to refute the IRS’s labeling of their activity as a hobby or, probably more importantly, hope to achieve the label of a tax business?
by Mark E. Battersby
Glen's Big Find
One of the largest gold nuggets ever found with a VLF metal detector: I got a huge signal, and I was thinking it was just another piece of junk—perhaps an old can or piece of a shovel.
by Glen Holderfield
Suction Dredge Study
For many years, the small miners and in particular the suction dredge miners have complained about the lack of unbiased sound science available to refute the garbage science that is being used by government agencies to regulate us to near extinction.
by Jerry Hobbs
Lluvia de Oro— A Shower of Gold Awaiting Development in the Sierra Madre—Part I
In the silver belt of the Sierra Madre, the Lluvia de Oro was a discovery of gold, found not by the Spaniards of yore, but from an observant Indian a little over a century ago.
by Steve Wilson
Beyond The End of The Road
Dale's research of known gold producing districts in southern California and his knowledge of metal detecting produced these large gold-quartz specimens. This certainly would make any trip a very good one, but it turned out to be just the...
by Chris Ralph
Barnes Store and Yankee Jims
...there was much speculation about what happened to Yankee Jim after he sold his claims and moved away. Rumors had it that he was involved in many underhanded activities, including arson at several different town sites.
by Don Robinson
Mining Tax Increase Suggested
Earlier this year when gold topped $1,000 an ounce, Gibbons, a former mining geologist and lawyer, vowed to veto any bill that called for increasing mining taxes in 2009.
by Associated Press
Opening Ceremony for Buckhorn Mine
“When the mine is in full operation, it will be the biggest private sector employer in Ferry County and bring significant economic benefits to the region..."
by Nicholas K. Geranios
Mining Journal Contest—How Much Is That Old Mining Journal Worth?
It could be worth $250! We are on a quest to find out who has the oldest surviving copy of our monthly Journal.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
IIX toc...we are witnessing the onset of a major transformation of the underlying economic/political structure, perhaps headed toward government controls beyond any previous American experience.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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