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The Magazine: March 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 7)
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March 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Cash for Carts
• No photos please...
• We couldn’t have said it better ourselves
• Mother Nature to the rescue...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• More “bull” from Fish & Wildlife
• Global Warming is cooling off
by Scott Harn
Prospecting for Hard Rock Gold
After several hours we finally found some old home sites that had completely collapsed, and the only items remaining were old boards and metal piping. Finding the old house sites was a good thing, but the old mines and vein systems were still...
by Don Robinson
Utah Proposes Using Eminent Domain Against Federal Government
Conservative Utah lawmakers want to spark a US Supreme Court case that could ultimately allow states to develop resource-rich parcels of land that are now off limits where the federal government is the landlord.
by Associated Press
Gold in Alaska
The harsh Alaskan environment delayed serious prospecting and mining for decades and still continues to stymie exploration activity even though there are likely dozens of hidden major and world-class gold and base metal deposits.
by W. Dan Hausel
Dredger Wins Claim Against Fish & Game Director
I finally received my day in court on February 3, 2010. Donald Koch was not present. Instead, Terry Dickerson from the California Dept. of Fish and Game appeared in an attempt to represent the defendant.
by Walt Wegner
Beach Mining for Gold
Commonly these layers contain small particles of gold and platinum, and in places where they are sufficiently concentrated, the metallic particles are abundant enough to be extracted profitably.
by Chris Ralph
Mining Trade Group Sues Nevada Over Tax Initiative
The Nevada Mining Association has filed a lawsuit to block a petition asking state voters to raise taxes on mining.
by Associated Press
Battle Heats Up Over California Suction Dredging
The State of California is seeking dismissal of the federal lawsuit filed by Public Lands for the People (PLP) on grounds that they are immune from such lawsuits under the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution. However, there is plenty of prior case precedence suggesting that state officials and agencies are open to such lawsuits when they assume responsibility for regulatory authority from the federal government.
by Scott Harn
China Will Put Rio Tinto Employees on Trial
The Australian government confirmed it was notified that a Shanghai court will try the four Rio employees including an Australian national.
by Associated Press
Highbanking on the Similkameen River
In digging the gravel, I found there were three flood layers present that were not there last winter, with about a foot of sand on top of the gravel. This was followed by eight inches or so of small rock and lots of broken granite material...
by R. V. Larson
Melman on Gold & Silver
Budgetary deficits can be reversed by a combination of only two factors; increasing revenues and decreasing expenditures, and we would prefer a combination of both factors occurring simultaneously. Unfortunately, it appears to us that President Obama failed to respond to such simple considerations.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff

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