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The Magazine: March 2005 (Vol. 74, No. 7)
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March 2005 (Vol. 74, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Our tax dollars at work, or not...
• Crafty robbers make another withdrawl
• Nebraska Governor earns our praise for saving taxpayer money
• State cries "wolf!"
• Let's end on an up note

by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Changes to influential House committees
• Supreme Court may review ESA
• Suit filed to block Kensington
• Exploration incentive proposed in Wyoming
• Montana bill LC1058
by Staff
$100 Million Lost on Faulty ESA Listing
The Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed—and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
by Associated Press
Geologists Locate Giant Gemstones
W. Dan Hausel, Senior Economic Geologist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS), has been successful at finding new mineral deposits and occurrences.
by Staff
Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service
A case involving a Northern California dredger who was cited by the Forest Service for operating without a Notice of Intent, Plan of Operation or special-use authorization was resolved in the miner’s favor.
by Scott Harn
Philippines Asks Foreigners to Invest in Mining
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other officials urged international businesses to invest in the country’s mining industry after the Supreme Court cleared the way for foreigners to fully control mining operations in the country.
by Associated Press
The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers
This last installment in the series will look at methods for finding and recovering coarse gold from alluvial (river and stream) placer environments. Unlike the residual and eluvial placers that we have considered previously, the force of flowing...
by Chris Ralph
Healthy Interest at Recent Vancouver Conferences
Considering the frequency of mining gatherings in the USA, Canada and worldwide, many of our readers may wonder if there is sufficient new information available to make each gathering interesting and informative. In fact, they need not worry at all because rapid advances in mining technology...
by Leonard Melman
Idaho Silver Miners Come to Aid of Tsunami Victims
The Bunker Hill Mine is doing its part to help tsunami victims by sending crates of bandages impregnated with silver to Indonesia.
by Paul Boring
Picks & Pans: In Search of a Vein: Looking for Hardrock in the Talkeetna Mountains
Down, down, down I plummeted into the narrow granite chute. In a matter of a few seconds, I envisioned myself lying crumpled in a field of mammoth, sharp, jagged granite rocks. In those few seconds, my thoughts also imagined my life ebbing...
by Ron Wendt
Researchers Trace History of Hope Diamond
Researchers using computer analysis have traced the origin of the famed Hope Diamond, concluding that it was cut from a larger stone that was once part of the crown jewels of France.
by Randolph E. Schmid
The "Rip-Roaring" Flood That Washed Out Mazuma, Nevada
Okay, now for the story of not only the Mazuma flash-flood, but also of early day happenings in the surrounding Seven Troughs area as related to me by Gloria’s (late) grandmother, Gommie. At this time (1953-1954) Gommie was in her late 60s and often reminisced regarding her early life in Iowa as a schoolteacher...
by Jim Straight
Looking Back
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Resolution Copper Mine, Arizona
The Resolution copper mine is near Superior, Arizona (population 3,500), along the west side of the Pinal Mountains in central Arizona, 64 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The region receives about 16 inches of rain per year, enough to support chaparral vegetation.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Company Notes
• Pacific Gold
• Barrick Gold
• Wheaton River Minerals
• Goldcorp
• Kinross Gold
• Canadian Arrow Mines
by Staff
China Ups Investment in Foreign Minerals
Direct investment overseas by Chinese companies rose 27 percent over a year earlier to $3.6 billion in 2004, highlighting the country’s growing economic influence, the government reported.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
The past month was a good one for for George W. Bush. First, he was officially inaugurated for his second term in office and made a well-received speech advocating the American position on world peace. Then Iraq held an election that was extraordinarily successful in comparison to the woeful predictions that had been made.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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