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The Magazine: April 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 8)
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April 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 8)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Litterbugs bite business
• Marriage counseling needed?
• Congressman receives a new term...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• USFS cost recovery
• Measure 37 affirmed
• Court declines to hear Canyon Resources claim
• Kempthorne nominated to head Interior
by Scott Harn
Federal Court to Address Dredge Permits—The Tulloch Rule
Congress passed Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which was originally called the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 USC 1344, in 1972. Section 404 authorized the US Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to issue permits “for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters at specified disposal sites.”
by Scott Harn
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part IV Geology of Hardrock Gold Deposits
Geologic processes can either concentrate or disperse gold and other elements from adjacent rocks. It is the results of the concentration processes that the prospector is most interested in.
by Chris Ralph
Economic Impact of Mining in Alaska
The Alaska Miners Association recently released a report on the Economic Impact of Mining on Alaska. The numbers are impressive:
by Scott Harn
The Kenai Peninsula Goldfields
Half the prospecting adventures I’ve done on the Kenai Peninsula occurred in winter. Not because I enjoyed looking for gold among the ice flows or 34-degree water, but on some creeks winter is the best time to find gold after violent swirl holes slow down.
by Ron Wendt
Copper Price Keeps Canadian Miners Busy
The Canadian copper industry is benefiting from the current high metal prices, and exploration activity should remain high over the coming year as new mines are developed and continuous improvement programs increase efficiencies at existing operations.
by Staff
The Business of Mining: Financial Recoveries for Mandated Changes
True independence is rare among prospectors and miners. There is always someone or some agency that is telling the small-scale miner or prospector how to operate or requiring changes in their operations.
by Mark E. Battersby
Utilizing Geologic Maps
Geologic maps generally appear complex and daunting, and certainly some are. However, many have information hidden within their bright splashes of colors and patterns that can aid the prospector who takes the time to study them.
by Lawrence Dee
The Rich Hill Outing
Out in the western gold country, the traffic of electronic prospectors on the hills appears to be increasing at a rapid rate. While a lot of factors are contributing to this, probably the biggest force attracting these new folks is the continuing...
by Chris Ralph
Picks & Pans: Detecting at Ganes Creek
My long and tedious trip started July 9, 2005, from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on a flight to Atlanta. I changed planes and continued on to Anchorage, Alaska.
by Staff
Copper Mine Opening in Utah
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
by Associated Press
Future of Mining in Bolivia Uncertain
The miners offer the still-beating hearts of four freshly-sacrificed llamas to a statue of the fiendish god “El Tio,” who they believe affords them protection and good luck.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
Last month we witnessed numerous news items that appear to confirm a new, and perhaps ominous, trend in America’s relationships with the rest of the world. We are referring to a visible increase in America’s vulnerability to foreign actions.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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