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The Magazine: January 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 5)
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January 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 5)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Top 10 ways to get past airport security
• Scientific certainty flashback
• Open means closed
• Gore’s Inconvenient Truth

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• EPA declares carbon dioxide a threat to environment
• Suction dredging update for California
• California Fish & Game director resigns
• More Merced River restrictions
by Scott Harn
In Pursuit of Gold & Silver in the Sierra Madres—Up and Running
The day has finally arrived. After five long years, much tribulation and many trial runs, today is to be a full day of production.
by Mike Lowen
Liberal Group Begins Push to Tax Mining in Nevada
A Nevada liberal advocacy group is mounting a drive to get voters to back a ballot measure to collect more taxes from gold mining.
by Associated Press
Detecting the Swiftshore Mine
Our group of six met in Foresthill, California, in mid-November. The weather was crisp, but not too cold. We had planned this trip on short notice and were all eager for the adventure ahead.
by Paul Giese
Prospecting for Rare Earth Metals
Rare earth metals are critically important to many forms of modern technology, including most green energy saving applications, computers, televisions, and a number of military defense systems.
by Chris Ralph
Bucket Dredged Boulder Gold
The black sand was loaded with mercury from the river, but there wasn’t enough to pick up all the fines. We took out the amalgam and had to suction up the remaining fine gold.
by Tom Leftwich
The Golden Surprise
The thing about large coil, deep ground, big nugget detecting is the mind set you have to implement, which is completely different to the assuredness of a nugget or two if you chase the smaller but more prolific weights.
by Jonathan Porter
University of Nevada Offers Online Mineral Processing Class
The University of Nevada, Reno, and the Department of Mining Engineering at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, have teamed up to provide an online course in mineral processing.
by Scott Harn
The Business of Mining—Tradeshow Deductions
Although the costs of meals and lodging while away from home for business travel or attending meetings, conventions and tradeshows is deductible...
by Mark E. Battersby
Melman on Gold & Silver
Having learned to proceed with some skepticism regarding the public’s interpretation of events, we offer the following forecasts for the coming year...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff

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