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The Magazine: June 2005 (Vol. 74, No. 10)
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June 2005 (Vol. 74, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Greenpeace goes down with the ship...
• Airing your dirty laundry...

by Scott Harn
Our Readers Say
Re: “Wasteful Government Projects”
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Funds eliminated for federal land acquisitions
• ANWR leasing
• GAO scolds Fish & Wildlife
• Red Rock wilderness proposed again
• BLM websites still down
• Karuk lawsuit update
by Staff
Pacific Legal Foundation Gets Significant Win
In an important victory for western property owners, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), and Idaho rancher Verl Jones’ family, in a closely watched case that addresses the standard by which injunctions can be issued under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
by Staff
States to Govern Own Roadless Areas
There are strong opinions on both sides after the Bush administration issued a rule ending the Clinton-era Roadless Rule.
by Staff
Corralling Those Pesky Platinum Group Metals
Some assay beads disappear, collapse, hide under the surface, or spread out flat while being cupelled, just as the last tiny bit of liquid litharge is driven off. This is especially true of platinum, iridium and osmium, when attempting to re-bead the filtered residue from a parted bead.
by Charles L. Butler
Turquoise Mining—Labor Intensive, But Worthwhile
For many years, the US had a historical tradition of small-scale mining. Individuals or small groups of miners would spend part of the year working the higher-grade sections of old mines and ship the high-grade ore to smelters or...
by Chris Ralph
Goldville, Alabama
Goldville, Alabama, (pop. 61) is located in hilly and forested country at an elevation of 1,018 feet, in the Piedmont physiographic province. It is near the northern boundary of Tallapoosa County.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Companies Scramble to Boost Copper Production
Soaring prices for copper and molybdenum are producing record profits for mining companies and new jobs in some Arizona towns.
by Associated Press
Mining Sisters Make History
Judy Etherton wasn’t out to make headlines or break any barriers when she entered the mining industry more than 30 years ago.
by Associated Press
Picks & Pans: The Perfect Paystreak
I have never heard how Browns Creek got its name but this pristine Northern California stream, which splashes its way from Deer Lick Springs on the Shasta County line to the Trinity River below Junction City, could easily have been called...
by Ed "Ski" Szynkowski
Using Rock Formations to Your Advantage
Over the past twenty or more years, the traditional “seat of the pants” science of using mineral identification tables as a means to identify common ore minerals, their associated rock-forming minerals and rocks, has slowly become a lost art.
by Jim Straight
Significant Oil and Gas on Alaska's Central North Slope
A US Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the central part of the Alaska North Slope and the adjacent state offshore area finds that there is a significant amount of oil and a large amount of gas that remains to be discovered.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
Rapid reversals seemed to be the theme of news events during the past month. For example, while the economy generated relatively poor job growth of only 100,000 or so during March, April’s number soared to 274,000—far above expectations.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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