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The Magazine: June 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 10)
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June 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• “Mom” and “dad” expelled from school?
• Foxes in the henhouse
• In good company
• Taxpayers torpedoed

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• SREP appeals
• No decision yet in Karuk case
• Right to Access bill
by Scott Harn
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part VI Geology of Placer Gold Deposits
Placer deposits are the focus of many small-scale prospectors, as they can be worked with comparatively inexpensive equipment. In this conclusion of a six-part series, we will take a look at the geology and formation of placer deposits...
by Chris Ralph
Mining is Booming in Northern Ontario
One of the results of the dynamic metals prices in recent years has been an enormous increase in mining activity throughout the industry and few places have been impacted as greatly as Northern Ontario, Canada.
by Leonard Melman
For a Few Specks of Gold
The gold at the Ruby Hill Mine is microscopic, specks of specks that amount to a few ounces in every 100 tons of rock. It is embedded hundreds of feet beneath the rocky floor of the high desert, tawny and stubbled with sagebrush, toothy ridges dusted with snow.
by Associated Press
The Livengood-Tolovana Mining District
In 1914, Livengood went from a tent city to a collection of wooden false fronted structures and log cabins. In 1962, 48 years later, our old Chevy pickup rumbled in off the gravel road. A cloud of dust surrounded us as the hot Interior sun beat down on...
by Ron Wendt
Miners Rescued After Two Weeks
Two Australian miners who survived for two weeks in a kennel-size cage trapped 3,000 feet underground walked out of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine and punched the air, freed by rescue crews drilling round-the-clock by hand.
by Associated Press
Mining Firms Uneasy Over Bolivia
Bolivia’s plan to nationalize its natural gas industry and exert greater state control over all of its natural resources has North American mining companies fretting over their future prospects extracting the nation’s rich resources of gold, silver and tin.
by Associated Press
Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget
On the high desert of Wyoming, the Dickie Springs/Oregon Gulch gold deposit has been known about for over 143 years. Since 1863, early settlers who crossed the continental divide worked and studied this deposit. Reports suggest...
by David C. Freitag
China to Set Up Strategic Reserves
China plans to set up strategic reserves for key minerals such as copper, uranium and aluminum, the government said, acting to ensure supplies amid record high prices due to soaring demand.
by Associated Press
Mongolia Tax May Chase Off Investment
The gold and copper deposits at Oyu Tolgoi, or “Turquoise Hill,” are among the largest ever found and could give impoverished Mongolia its biggest boost since it abandoned communism 15 years ago—if the Mongolians can figure out how to profit from it.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of our favorite lines can be attributed to former New York Yankee great Yogi Berra when he declared, “It’s deja vu all over again!” Well, during the past month, that seems to be the case as headline after headline has been recurring with amazing frequency.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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