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The Magazine: November 2009 (Vol 79, No. 3)
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November 2009 (Vol 79, No. 3)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Dollars and (non) sense
• Speaking of overspending
• A hare-raising solution
• No longer in the majority
• Feeling a little vulnerable

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Suction dredging update for California
• The anti-mining Congress
by Scott Harn
Molycorp Minerals Reopens Mountain Pass Mine
During the great uranium rush of the late 1940s, thousands of prospectors spread out all over the western United States sampling rock outcrops for traces of radioactivity.
by Chris Ralph
Utah's Crescent Creek Placers
The Crescent Creek placers are considered to be one of Utah's few commercial grade placers, but they are marginal and difficult to work at a profit.
by Alan J. Chenworth
The Business of Mining—Home Office Tax Deduction
It is not just a few small-scale prospectors who use a home office. An increasing number of miners, prospectors, and mining-related business owners are operating at least a portion of their business from a home office.
by Mark E. Battersby
Oregon Governor Asks For Mineral Withdrawal
Conservation groups hope to meld the three wilderness areas and surrounding parts of southwestern Oregon into one big wilderness covering 1 million acres—a move Kulongoski has endorsed.
by Associated Press
Peshastin Creek, Washington
Successful miners report that the Peshastin’s gold is unusually course and most of the recovered nuggets are small pickers. Flood gold is prevalent here and easy to find and recover on the Peshastin.
by David Knowlen
Michigan Proposal Would Restrict Mining Operations
A group called Michigan Save Our Water Committee is seeking a Michigan ballot measure that would prohibit some types of mining and restrict others.
by Associated Press
No Gravel, No Gold
It was the spring and I was planning on dredging the east bank of the Mokelumne River near the whitewater falls of Slaughter House Gulch just out of Pine Grove, California. The water was high and remained that way into July.
by Tom Leftwich
Nevada Regulators Reach Agreement With Queenstake Resources
Environmental regulators ordered Jerritt Canyon Mine near the Nevada-Idaho line closed on May 30 for failure to install equipment to control mercury air emissions. Yukon-Nevada blamed the failure on needed parts that didn’t arrive in time.
by Associated Press
Stillwater Recovers Without GM’s Business
Stillwater Mining Company previously warned of possible layoffs after General Motors Co. canceled a major contract, but higher platinum and palladium prices have made up for the lost business.
by Associated Press
The Very First Issue of the Mining Journal
“It said Volume 1, Number 1, August 1931. I couldn’t believe it! I almost fell down!” said Carol. She had found the very first copy of the Mining Journal, in fairly good condition and with all the pages intact!
by Scott Harn
Gold Has Shown Its Mettle, But How High Can It Go?
How high can gold go? How best to hold it? Questions on gold investment answered.
by Associated Press
Utility Agrees to Remove Four Klamath River Dams
PacificCorp, which owns four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, has agreed to terms for their removal, a key milestone in efforts to restore what was once the third biggest salmon run on the West Coast and end decades of battles over scarce water.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
There are many factors that affect the price of gold. It appears to us that the majority of them are now pointing to higher prices, not lower.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff

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