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The Magazine: November 2005 (Vol. 75, No. 3)
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November 2005 (Vol. 75, No. 3)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Insert your own title...
• A good travel agent is hard to find...
• What’s a “surplus?”

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• ESA reform, finally
• BLM finalizes another fee hike
by Scott Harn
The Price of Gold—Where It’s Headed and Why
For the past year, one of the most troubling questions raised at mining conventions and conferences has been, “Why have so many economic and social events occurred as predicted, but the precious metals remain locked in a...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Companies Competing for Labor
Brian Barclay makes a 275-mile commute across Colorado every week to work near this dusty little town, drawn by a natural gas boom that has added trucks, cranes and hundreds of people to the rocky landscape.
by Associated Press
Sam, the Tenderfoot Prospector
There were many thousands of tenderfoot, greenhorn prospectors that came out west in the 1860s and 70s. Some came to make their fortunes; some came to flee other problems back east; and some just came for the adventure. Probably every one had a tale to tell, but one of these adventurous individuals was a young man named Sam, and this is his true story.
by Chris Ralph
Placer Gold in Russia
Russia is the world’s largest country, some 66 million square miles that stretch over 6,000 miles, east-west, across northern Europe and Asia. The population of 150 million is only half that of the United States, being confined mostly to the European part of Russia and the southern part of Siberia.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Rampart Goldfields, Alaska
The town of Rampart, on the Yukon River, was established as a supply point after gold had been found on nearby Minook Creek in 1896. Rampart has been known by various names including Rampart City, Manook City, or Minook.
by Ron Wendt
Tales of California Gold Discoveries 3rd in a Series—Bloody Nick The Miner
“Bloody Nick,” as he was known, arrived in California in 1850. From his name, there were those who thought him to be a big man, but instead, he was a small thin man, fifty-six years of age.
by Lewis Swindle
Company Notes
• Inco, Ltd.
• Falconbridge, Ltd.
• Pathfinder Resources, Ltd.
• Diamonds North Resources, Ltd.
• Newmont Mining
• Couer Alaska
by Staff
Miners Rally Successful
Planning for the Northwest Miners Rally 2005, held August 19-20, began with a rocky start in March, with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announcing that it would like to move the rally out of Oroville, Washington, and out...
by Mark Erickson
Venezuela’s Chavez Halts Mining Projects
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government has decided to review and possibly cancel all mining concessions, and stop issuing new ones to foreign companies.
by Associated Press
Metal-Mineral Identification Utilizing a Detector
Seldom is a metal detector used for ore sampling today. Nevertheless, this procedure still works as all BFO and VLF detectors have a non-conductive mineral zone and a conductive metal zone with a neutral null zone between them.
by Jim Straight
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
Your correspondent has been around quite a while on this globe of ours, but seldom have we ever seen a collection of calamities such as has occurred during this past ten months.
by Leonard Melman
Montana Lawmakers Want Economic Review of New Mining Rule
A group of lawmakers is asking the state to review the economic effects of a new mining law that one lawmaker contends is nothing more than a thinly veiled effort to end all mining in Montana.
by Associated Press

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