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The Magazine: October 2005 (Vol. 75, No. 2)
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October 2005 (Vol. 75, No. 2)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Dear Palestinian Bomber…
• Not what we had in mind...
• The high price of poverty
• Wipe that smile off your face

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Roadless Rule back in court again
• New mining regulations considered in Europe
• PLP in court on behalf of miners
• Karuk Tribe to appeal
• NEPA rewrite drive gets boost from Katrina
by Scott Harn
Newmont's Gold Quarry Mine
The Maggie Creek Mining District, of which the Gold Quarry Mine is a part, was first explored in the 1870s. The transcontinental railroad had recently been built through the area. Carlin, a rail stop about 7 miles south of the district...
by Bill Rich
Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part II
Before heading out to work the same old ground, or blindly seeking a previously unknown gold placer area to drywash or detect, maybe you would benefit from doing a little research.
by Jim Straight
EPA Offers Liability Protection to Spur Cleanups
Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won’t be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
by Associated Press
Study: West Has Vast Oil Shale Reserves
The United States has an oil reserve at least three times that of Saudi Arabia locked in oil shale deposits beneath federal land in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, according to a study released August 31.
by Associated Press
Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets
Any detector specifically designed to respond to small gold will do. The best ones are the lightest ones with the smallest coils.
by Martin H. Milas
The Notch Peak Intrusive
Located about thirty miles west of Delta, Utah, just to the north of Highway 6-50, is a tall rocky crag with an apparent notch missing from the peak. This is Notch Peak.
by Alan J. Chenworth
Recovering Fine Gold: Getting the Most from Your Sluice Box
The sluice box is probably the most common gold recovery device after the pan. For centuries, the sluice has been the world’s most popular device for medium to large-scale primary placer gold recovery.
by Chris Ralph
2005 California State Gold Panning Championships
Each year this annual event is staged to determine just who is the best of the best, and each year this event becomes larger. This time one hundred ninety contestants decided to prove just how good they were.
by Staff
Company Notes
• Coeur Alaska
• Canico Resources
• Entree Gold
• Newmont Mining
• Bema Gold
• Copper Ridge Explorations
by Staff
Tales of California Gold Discoveries 2nd in a Series—The Jenny Lind Mine
It is said that the richest deposits of gold at Foresthill were discovered by one of those accidents that is impossible for man to foresee, but which all are willing to take advantage of.
by Lewis Swindle
Melman on Gold & Silver
It started out as a modest tropical depression near the Bahamas and was forecast to hit the east coast of Florida and then peter out over land. Then it was forecast to hit south Florida and strengthen moderately over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting the Florida Panhandle as perhaps a Category One hurricane.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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