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The Magazine: June 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 10)
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June 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Set for life...at everyone else’s expense
• As long as we’re giving away money...
• Consulting pays well in NY
• The old bait and switch...
• Not an enviable record

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Congress plays dirty with the Clean Water Act
• Quick action brings reward
• Proposed monuments
by Scott Harn
Sluicing at Rocky Bar, Idaho
Like any good prospector, I sampled the bedrock—and am glad I did. I found a half a dozen pieces in the first pan, so I took a second pan. The results were the same.
by Alan J. Chenworth
Nine Pound Nugget Found In Northern California!
Nine pound nugget found in 2010 in Nevada County, CaliforniaA recent discovery in Northern California has proven once again that there is still good gold to be found if you do your homework.
by Scott Harn
Update on Oregon, Idaho and California Suction Dredge Permits
As expected, the State of Oregon has proposed a new general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that is considerably more restrictive than the one that is currently in effect
by Chris Ralph
How Much Gold Is In My Gold-Quartz Specimen?
The method is based on the fact that gold is much denser than quartz, and the more gold that is present in a specimen, the higher the density of the piece will be as a whole.
by Chris Ralph
ECU Silver Mining Continues The Legacy
Mexico has a lengthy history of mining and one of the regions most associated with that activity is Durango State in the north-central part of the country.
by Leonard Melman
Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits
Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.
by Jim Halloran
Ask The Experts: Can you help me identify these items?
Q: Can you help me identify these items?
by Chris Ralph
Getting The Most Value From Your Gold-Quartz Specimens
Just simply crushing up all your specimens for their gold content may be a serious waste of potential cash.
by Chris Ralph
Highbanking and the House Rock
I hit bedrock at two feet and followed it down as it appeared that I was on the edge of a rib that ran with the river. This was beginning to look very promising and I was seeing some small gold—pieces and flakes—in the header of my sluice box.
by Tom Leftwich
Fix or Replace, Depreciate or Write-Off
In today’s economy, the question is often not whether to fix or replace equipment, fixtures, business assets or even the building housing the mining operation or mining-related business, it is which path is affordable.
by Mark E. Battersby
Melman on Gold & Silver
...we cannot help but wonder exactly how nation after nation, already massively in debt and presently burdened with monumental operating deficits, is going to come up with such largesse. We also wonder exactly how going ever-more deeply into debt is going to resolve a debt crisis.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
by Staff

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