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The Magazine: April 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 8)
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April 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 8)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Forgotten words...
• Mixing words...
• Master of words...
• Traveling words...
• Fighting words...

by Staff
From The Editor
We (finally) have the new version of our website up and running, and it seems to be a hit!
by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Dredging bill needs your attention
• Miners take the offensive
• Cap-and-trade legislation
by Scott Harn
Detecting Invisible Gold
Olinghouse gold specimen.How to find gold with a metal detector: The technology certainly has improved quite a bit over the years, so when these owners are testing various types of gold on their machines and they find that some gold responds poorly or not at all...
by Chris Ralph
Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part I
Diamond pipe.One method used to explore for kimberlite pipes is aerial photographs. If a kimberlite can be found on aerial photography, there are likely more nearby that can’t be seen on photographs. Over the years, myself and others found several hundred...
by W. Dan Hausel
Has Senator Harry Reid Worn Out His Welcome?
Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, once a staunch supporter of mining and a voice of reason when dealing with public lands issues, seems to have changed his tune.
by Scott Harn
The Most Obvious Place
TOC obvious place.“The biggest nugget you’ll ever find is in a spot that many have walked over for years.” I’m not sure who told me that, but the more I think about that statement, the more it makes sense.
by David Shackleton
Steven's Trail and the North Fork of the American
TOC Steven's TrailWhat were we doing going down a 4.5 mile trail to a cold river where there was no guarantee of anything except some ice and maybe cold hands and feet? First it seemed our winter was going to be a drought, and then all that reversed.
by Don Robinson
The Gold of Yuba County
The Yuba County area of northern California is so rich in mining history that it should not be overlooked while exploring the potential placer mining locations. The incredible wealth that came from the myriad of placer deposits leads many to continue exploring the rivers and streams for more treasure.
by Frank Lorey III
PDAC 2009 Convention Highlights
...it was impossible not to notice the absence of many junior mining companies that were present last year. Due to the dual circumstances of the world’s credit problems along with the steep declines in base metals prices, many of them, unfortunately, have simply gone broke and closed their doors. Others are so strapped for cash...
by Leonard Melman
Stimulus Package Provides Potential Tax Savings For Miners
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a nearly $800 billion stimulus package, includes nearly $300 billion in potential tax savings. Every prospector, miner and mining operator can share in over $75 billion in tax benefits for 2009 and 2010.
by Mark E. Battersby
Melman on Gold & Silver
TOC MelmanOnce again, economic trauma was the dominant theme of most news releases last month. It seemed we were learning about an endless array of companies in dire trouble, including many who had either filed or were on the verge of bankruptcy...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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