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The Magazine: April 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 8)
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April 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 8)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Let's see what goes on behind closed doors
• Nothing but the best, make that most expensive, for the US
• No exception for taxpayers
• Speaking of waste...
• Trimming the fat

• Uncle Sam needs you...to snitch!
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Setback in California suction dredging fight
• Appeals court hears arguments on forest roads rule
• States push back on firearms
by Scott Harn
Using A Trommel For Placer Processing
The behavior of a trommel is dependent on how it is designed and set up. Important design characteristics include feed rates, screen perforation sizes, cylinder size, rotation speed and incline.
by Chris Ralph
Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - Part II
I finally managed to return to this exploration effort. There was still snow on the ground on the north side of the mountain where I started, but I knew the south side was likely melted and gold fever bit too hard to stay inside any longer.
by Don Robinson
Gold in Alaska - Part II
The widespread gold and base metal mineralization supports that many significant lode deposits remain to be discovered.
by W. Dan Hausel
Nevada Creates Mining Claim Tax to Balance Budget
The loss of exploration monies that provide jobs and eventually lead to new mines may well cost the state far more in the long run than the new fees will raise.
by Chris Ralph
Gold Prospecting in Maine - Part I
Within five minutes there were nine brook trout hanging around, feeding on nymphs I was stirring up. They were having a field day, sometimes getting within inches of my mask. It was almost like they were begging for more food.
by Stan D'Orio
Gold Prospecting Is For Ladies, Too
The large nugget just sat there and would not budge, mocking me as if to say, “I have been here for 3,000 years and I am not leaving.”
by Tori Doell
Sage-Grouse Won't Get ESA Listing For Now
The Obama administration announced on March 5 its decision not to list the sage-grouse as threatened or endangered at the moment, though it left the door wide open to future listing.
by Scott Harn
How to Find Gold in Hot Ground With A VLF Detector
He didn’t recognize what he was hearing, of course, but to my ear that bank was full of small gold.
by Russ Ford
Oregon County Tries to Interfere With Lawful Mining Operation
...Curry County, at the urging of local environmentalists, is doing whatever it can to get in his way. The county’s latest attempt was through the issuance of a stop-work order, which claimed numerous unsubstantiated violations.
by Scott Harn
Melman on Gold & Silver
...the Obama Administration continues to grapple with the reality that the number of Americans who are growing disenchanted with government solutions to problems appears to be growing.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff

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