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The Magazine: September 2005 (Vol. 75, No. 1)
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September 2005 (Vol. 75, No. 1)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Excerpts from past issues
by Staff
From the Editor
Thanks to the hard work of our writers and staff, along with the support of our advertisers, we are beginning our 75th year in print.
by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• BLM proposes another fee increase
• Old Roadless Rule blocked
• County attempt to regulate leaching thwarted
• Canyon fights on
• New wilderness passes Senate; faces uphill battle in House
by Scott Harn
Lode Gold in Honduras
Honduras, about the size of Ohio, is one of the “banana republics” in Central America. The central part of the nation is mountainous, with peaks reaching 9,000 feet.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Explosives Camp Lets Students Explore Booming Career Path
Ahhh, summer camp. Lazy days frolicking at the pool. Meeting new friends and swapping stories around the campfire. Slicing steel I-beams and concrete pillars and blowing them apart with C4 high explosives.
by Associated Press
Tales of California Gold Discoveries 1st in a Series—Yankee Jim's
Most everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
by Lewis Swindle
Picks & Pans: Perseverance Pays Off
Tony Kelly and Ken Laster have dredged for gold in the Motherlode area for a number of years, and they decided to team up in 2004 and work together with Ken’s new 4-inch dredge.
by Chris Ralph
Irish Gold
“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” is the title to one of the world’s most famous songs, but it might also take on new meaning if a junior mining company succeeds in bringing its plans to fruition.
by Leonard Melman
The Best Copper Town Anywhere
In the high desert hills more than 60 miles west of Prescott, Bagdad’s residents chat about the Wednesday golf league, the girls softball team and the new cafeteria over at the school.
by Associated Press
Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part I
How many of you remember hearing or reading the phrase, “only a small percentage of the earth’s recoverable gold has been found?” This more aptly applies to large mining corporations having the means to develop and run large...
by Jim Straight
Melman on Gold & Silver
Every financial writer enjoys a few moments of pleasure when one of his predictions is validated by the markets and your columnist is no exception.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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