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The Magazine: December 2009 (Vol. 79, No. 4)
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December 2009 (Vol. 79, No. 4)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Whose interests are they really representing?
• Saved by creative math

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• California suction gold dredging update
• Governor opposed to Arizona lands withdrawal
• BLM locks up lands in Nevada
by Scott Harn
Small-Scale Mining, Milling and Recovery
In 1997, I had been working a hard rock claim in Lone Valley, Nevada with two partners. It was a small seam about one to two inches wide that had free gold up to 9 ounces per ton.
by Bill McCuskey
Judge Rules Against Oregon Miner
A federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.
by Associated Press
Shirttail Creek
Shirttail was worked heavily in the old mining years, but they didn’t clean it out. Present day prospectors and dredgers have done well, especially as Shirttail gets closer to the North Fork of the American.
by Don Robinson
Golden Hope's Bellechasse Gold Project
In terms of providing a high level of support for mining enterprises, the province of Quebec ranks among the elite governmental jurisdictions in North America, and it is within this province that a Canadian junior mining company...
by Leonard Melman
Where to Prospect for Gold in Colorado
Colorado is one of the more productive states when it comes to gold, ranking third, behind Nevada and California. The majority of the gold deposits are confined to a northeast-trending belt known as the Colorado Mineral Belt...
by Chris Ralph
A Modern Gold Rush In Sudan
A couple of months ago, folks on the US and Aussie online gold forums started noticing that GP4500 detectors (Minelab’s top of the line gold unit) were selling used for prices significantly more than they cost new!
by Chris Ralph
Double-D Coils and Their Place in the Goldfields
While gold nugget detecting with a pulse induction machine, most people will be swinging a mono search coil and will have their machine set in all-metal mode. However, the newer pulse induction machines can and will discriminate iron very effectively...
by Gus Peppley
Strong Support at Suction Dredge Meetings
Just prior to press time, we made our way to Sacramento for the second public scoping meeting to comment on the first draft of the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) suction dredge permitting program and the new Environmental Impact Report.
by Scott Harn
Melman on Gold & Silver
History may not exactly repeat itself, but we have once again been receiving a double-dose of headlines regarding gold for the second straight month as the yellow metal has soared to yet another series of records,
by Leonard Melman

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