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The Magazine: March 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 7)
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March 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Regulations add fuel to the fire...
• We'd like to give the Postal Service our two cents!
• By the numbers...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Senator Reid fails mining industry
• Change you can believe in
by Scott Harn
Ask The Experts—What Should I Do Next With This Quartz Vein?
5-foot quartz vein.I don’t know what to do next. Should I get an assay of the quartz? Can you recommend someone? Should I somehow crush the rock & search for a gold vein? Am I just wasting my time?
by Chris Ralph
East Coast Dredger Heads West—Part III
Gold recovered from suction gold dredging on the North Fork of the Salmon River.There was an outcropping of exposed bedrock on the bank, and it again resurfaced in the river about 25’ away. I decided to start a hole near that exposed bedrock, and pointed the nozzle down into the sand and cobbles.
by David Shackleton
Prospecting for Commercial-Scale Gold Deposits
While most individual prospectors out there are searching for placer gold, there is a different type of prospecting being done by a handful of individuals—the search for commercially viable large-scale gold and silver deposits.
by Chris Ralph
Rahall Proposes Bill to End All Mining in the U.S.
H.R. 699, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009, should be labeled H.R. 666 because it appears to have been written by the Devil himself.
by Scott Harn
Hawthorne's Golden Outlook
It was not the scenery that attracted Vancouver-based Hawthorne Gold Corp. to the area, but rather the opportunity to gain control of projects with the ability to enter into production in the relatively near future...
by Leonard Melman
The Red Point Mine
Map of the Red Point Mine, California.This article is about the Red Point Mine, which was a buried intervolcanic channel and a very rich one.
by Don Robinson
Over The Divide—Chuck Cox, 1943-2009
We were saddened to learn that Chuck Cox, a long-time prospector and tireless organizer for the Washington Prospectors Mining Association, passed away...
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
Unquestionably, the events of January 20, 2009, highlighted the news of the past month as on that date, the “torch of leadership” of America passed from the departing George W. Bush and into the hands of the 44th President, Barack Obama.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Beach Mining Returns to Washington State
Washington State gold miners received good news when they were recently informed that State officials have granted them authority to resume limited placer gold beach mining...
by David Knowlen
PLP Needs Our Help
Public Lands for the People is taking on the government on behalf of miners to prevent more closures of public lands to mining and to stop excessive regulations...
by Scott Harn

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