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The Magazine: September 2008 (Vol. 78, No. 1)
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September 2008 (Vol. 78, No. 1)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• From public representative to public nuisance
• Don’t call us; we’ll call you...
• A look at the numbers...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• ESA changes proposed
by Staff
Ask The Experts—Columbium/Niobium
Q: I have samples that have assayed 45-75% columbium/niobium. What is it used for? Do you know anyone who is actively processing this ore? Where should I go from here?
by Staff
Ask The Experts—How do I work this large quartz vein?
Q: I found a large quartz vein. I’m interested in mining this myself. Can you point me to a good book or other source on lode mining?
by Chris Ralph
Cashing In Your Gold: Working With A Refiner
Many miners who have hoarded their gold for years are now tempted by higher prices. Several friends with multiple pound nugget collections have sold them recently for cash.
by Chris Ralph
Our Readers Say
While researching this latest citation I was referred to Public Lands for the People (PLP) in California...
by Staff
Major Miners Go on Buying Spree
 A little more than two years ago, the co-founders of a small Canadian mining company unearthed a gold and silver deposit in southeastern Ecuador that industry experts believe is the most significant discovery in at least a decade.
by Associated Press
The Big Gold Strike
Jack had been taking a break while Roy was dredging and it was time for Jack to take over. He grabbed his hookah and weight belt, slipped underwater and headed for Roy’s location.
by Tom Leftwich
Gold Deposits Of South Carolina
Gold was first discovered in South Carolina in 1827 in placer deposits near the Haile Mine, which later became the largest gold producer in the southeastern states. The Carolina belt is the most extensive and most productive...
by Chris Ralph
Investing In Junior Mining Stocks
How to invest in junior mining stocks: In order to form a basis for evaluating mining stocks, it is important to understand the progression of projects from the very first glimmerings in the eyes of a prospector to actual, full-scale, revenue-producing production of the metals themselves.
by Leonard Melman
Bella's Birthday Nugget
...under Oakie Jim’s leadership, Lunker Hill was to become a textbook operation of using handheld very low frequency (VLF) and pulse induction (PI) metal detectors to recover placer gold...
by Jim Straight
Hidden Treasure Mine—Foresthill Divide, California
One of the greatest and richest underground placer mines of California was the Hidden Treasure Mine of Placer County.
by Don Robinson
Jerritt Canyon Mine Lays Off 400
The Jerritt Canyon Mine, located in northern Elko County, was abruptly shut down on August 8, and four hundred miners were left wondering what happened.
by Staff
Teenager Finds Large Nugget
Fourteen-year-old Jacob Hopkins and his father Mike headed out like they do most weekends, to do a little fishing and hunt for gold.
by Staff
Winnemucca Rising While Other Towns Falter
Winnemucca has something almost every other place in Nevada wishes it had: jobs and relative prosperity.
by Associated Press
Melman on Gold & Silver
...one of the hallmarks of the past month has been a series of incredibly swift reversals that have shaken virtually every market we follow. From the end of July through mid-August, both precious and base metals have fallen sharply; the petroleum complex has likewise come under heavy selling...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes
by Staff
Utah Mining History Being Erased
The history of an important and prominent semi-ghost town of Eureka, Utah has been targeted by the Utah Department of Oil, Gas and Mining (DOGM) for immediate reclamation of “abandoned” mining sites.
by Mike Capps

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