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The Magazine: May 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 9)
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May 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 9)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Fed up with the feds
• Energy Star Idiot

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• DOI backs mill sites
• Arizona goes to bat for miners
• Battles continue in California
• Climate change legislation
by Scott Harn
Metals Trader Blows the Whistle on Gold & Silver Price Manipulation
Maguire and the traders and companies they represent were all aware of the price manipulation and were all profiting from it, but it became such a regular occurrence that his conscience told him it was time to put a stop to it. That’s when he contacted the CFTC.
by Scott Harn
Ask The Experts: How to handle gold in cyanide; how to sample a platinum deposit
Is there a method which can be done safely to get the metals to drop out of the cyanide solution? What is the best way to learn how to evaluate the potential of this serpentine platinum deposit potential?
by Chris Ralph
Oregon Requires Permit for Hand Sluicing
At the time of this writing the draft permit for dredging in Oregon, which may also include small-scale operations like hand sluicing or possibly even panning, was not available for public comment or review.
by Chris Ralph
Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - "Eureka!" (Part III)
A quartz piece was rolled over and there it was, staring right at us—beautiful, coarse gold coming right out of the quartz rock. It was almost the size of a softball, and it looked like over one quarter of it had gold throughout!
by Don Robinson
Gold Prospecting in Maine - Part II
After cleaning the bedrock I figured it was time for a little peak at the upper mat. We lifted the black rubber flap up and there was gold everywhere.
by Stan D'Orio
American Manganese
Exploration geologists looking for strategic metals projects may find open ground in some of the old historic manganese mine areas as manganese has been largely overlooked as an exploration target for many decades.
by Chris Ralph
California Water Board Tries to Restrict Dredging
She explained that she didn’t like the numbers that the computer model gave her for this section of river, so she “adjusted the numbers by hand” to more accurately reflect what she thought they should be.
by Scott Harn
Detecting for Gold in Australia
When I got back to my patch, every signal was a nugget, and I was burning up with the gold fever.
by Fred Mason
Investors Take a Shine to Platinum, Palladium
Move over gold and make way for platinum and palladium. Investors are taking a shine to these lesser-known precious metals as their prices rise.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
The figures speak for themselves. According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total compensation package for state and local government workers in America is $39.66 per hour, compared to $27.42 in the private sector.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff

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