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The Magazine: January 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 5)
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January 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 5)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Cell phone tax is un-appealing
• Awkwardly dressed
• Would Mother approve?

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Karuk Tribe at it again
• Republicans drop mining provision from budget bill
• Idaho miners agree to stricter bonding requirements
• Comments needed for Oregon turbidity review
by Staff
Rent, Lease, or Own Your Equipment
Today, renting, leasing, financing and outright purchasing are simply tools of the trade for many financial professionals.
by Mark E. Battersby
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part I Recognizing and Understanding Minerals
Many individual prospectors would like to know a little more about the geology of gold deposits. There is no doubt that in the final analysis, no matter how well you operate your equipment, unless you can find the places where gold is...
by Chris Ralph
A Profitable Approach—Financing Mineral Exploration With Oil & Gas Projects
Not too many years ago, junior mining companies most frequently limited their activities to exploring and pre-developing their mining properties.
by Leonard Melman
The Grubstake Gulch Placers, Alaska
I’m not sure if it was the cold, clear, pure drinking waters of Grubstake Gulch and Willow Creek that have drawn me over the years, or the flat nuggets of gold I have dug out now and then. Since about 1973, I’ve extensively prospected up...
by Ron Wendt
The Lynx Creek Placers, Arizona
Anyone prospecting Northern Arizona has likely heard of the famed Lynx Creek placers, found along one of the richest creeks in the state.
by Lawrence Dee
Gemstones in Wyoming—Part II
The known iolite deposits are accessed at Palmer Canyon and Grizzly Creek in the central Laramie Mountains 15 to 18 miles west of Wheatland and 60 to 70 miles northwest of Cheyenne.
by W. Dan Hausel
The Mexican Gold Belt
Mexico is a large country, much larger than the state of Alaska. It is almost as long as the US is wide. It has climates that range from tropical rainforests in the south to barren deserts in the north. The Sierra Madre is a forested plateau that reaches elevations in excess of 10,000 feet. It parallels the west coast of the country.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Melman on Gold & Silver
The focus of attention by the financial media during past month has shifted considerably away from the international political and terrorist outlook and turned clearly toward important developments as they appear likely to affect the outlook for the US and worldwide economies in the coming year.
by Leonard Melman
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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