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The Magazine: August 2005 (Vol. 74, No. 12)
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August 2005 (Vol. 74, No. 12)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• House makes another withdrawl from your account
• Pot calling the kettle...
• A meal worth supersizing

by Staff
Our Readers Say
• Re: ICMJ's Mine Market ads
• "The enjoyment of prospecting"
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• BLM claim fees rise. 
• Miners win in Karuk Tribe of California v. USFS
by Scott Harn
Greenstone Belts in Minnesota
Greenstone is a dark greenish-black basaltic rock which, along with chloritized schist, forms belts up to 50 miles wide in northern Minnesota, in rocks of Late Archean age. Most belts are 2.6 to 2.9 billion years old.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Paradox Basin—Part II
The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was created soon after the war. One of their first deeds was to pass the Energy Act of 1946. This, among other things, provided monetary incentives for nearly every stage of mine development and operation.
by Bill Rich
A Sleeping Giant
For those who have the courage and resources to challenge the environmental opposition, I’d like to bring to their attention a potential new mining district in Montana that was suggested by an exploration project of The Bunker Hill Company about 30 years ago. I have no financial interest in the property or its future but feel the story should be told so that future generations might benefit from the mineral potential.
by Paul L. Jones
Buying a Used Gold Dredge
In March of 2001, I saw a 3” dredge for sale on the Internet that was way over priced. It was advertised as a “complete Keene 3 inch gold dredge ready to go.”  But what I saw was only an old 3” Keene header-style sluice box with home made...
by Reed Lukens
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Gold in Vermont
The principal gold belt in Vermont extends south from the Canadian border along the east side of the Green Mountains, as far south as the Massachusetts line. The entire region was glaciated during the Great Ice Age and the glaciers contained streaks of finely-divided gold, so some of the gold found in Vermont originated in what is now Canada.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Picks & Pans: Prospecting on Perry Creek
A couple of years ago Smokey Joe (Joe Parsons) and I partnered up on a placer claim on Perry Creek in southeastern British Columbia. This is one of the old gold creeks from the early days.
by Bud Neale
9th Circuit Court Hears Pilgrim Family Case
An attorney for the Pilgrim family told federal appeals judges that the National Park Service has no right to conduct a formal environmental review or create other roadblocks before granting access to their land within a national park.
by Associated Press
The First Mine in America
Many people, mostly New Mexico Native Americans, but including this miner, wear turquoise from the first mine in America. I took my blue stones from the old mine by hand labor, underground, a half century ago.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Five
Ceremonies  for the induction of five mining industry pioneers into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005 at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
Whatever sense of security and peace the Western World had managed to restore was shattered on July 7, when four bombs were detonated on three trains and a double-decker bus in London, England, killing an estimated 70 people and injuring another 700.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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