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The Magazine: July 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 11)
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July 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Court to government: “Can you hear me now?”
• There’s gold in them thar… holes?
• FEMA (Free Easy Money for All)

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Miners win latest round
• New push to close off lands in New Mexico
• Close call in Peru
• New underground safety requirements
by Scott Harn
Detecting at Old Hydraulic Mines
I finally got out recently for my first full, long weekend prospecting trip of the year. Normally I would have been out much sooner, but we had a real late spring in the Sierra Nevada this year with lots of late rain and snow continuing through all...
by Chris Ralph
Montana Postpones Mining Rule
A proposal to toughen mine regulation in Montana was tabled by a state board while a block away, Governor Brian Schweitzer met with mining executives to get their comments on the rule and hear about the mining industry.
by Associated Press
Sydney Resource Corp. Ventures into Canada and Mexico
The Northern Ontario city of Timmins is famous for many things including the fact that the Timmins Mining Camp has been among the most prolific gold mining areas in the world with total historic production of near seventy million ounces since...
by Leonard Melman
The Treasure Detective
Finding a new gold nugget patch, a cache of old bottles, valuable old coins, jewelry, and artifacts can be as easy as finding a long lost uncle. You just need to do a little detective work so that you can find his address and then acquire a map to his house. Sound simple? It is.
by John Jones
The Small Hardrock Mill—Part I
Ore dressing is of prime importance to the operator of a small hardrock gold mine. No, Virginia, ore dressing has nothing to do with dressing in the latest spring dresses, or the stuff that gets forced into the turkey on Thanksgiving. It refers to the method of processing ore to extract the valuable minerals contained in the rock—in the case of this series of articles, gold and silver.
by Del Thomas, ME
2006 US Gold Panning Championships
This year’s US Gold Panning Championships were held in Gold Bug Park, in Placerville, California. The competition site was set in the park’s pavilion among the trees and adjacent to the stream that runs through the park.
by Staff
The Iditarod-Innoko Goldfields
To many, the Iditarod is associated with Alaska’s famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Mushers leave Anchorage by dog team and mush their huskies 1,049 miles across Alaska to Nome on the Iditarod Trail, which was also a trail...
by Ron Wendt
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
Several years ago one of the most important persons on the American political scene was Ross Perot, an independent candidate for President. His favorite campaign theme was railing against (NAFTA) and his claim was that...
by Leonard Melman
Agnico-Eagle to Open Gold Mine in Finland
Agnico-Eagle Mines will open Europe’s largest gold mine in northern Finland in 2008, the Canadian company and local officials said.
by Associated Press

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