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The Magazine: July 2003 (Vol. 72, No. 11)
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July 2003 (Vol. 72, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Don't go near the water...
• Accused drug smuggler can sue the US government
• This won't look good on a resume...
• Nature Conservancy caught with hand in the cookie jar

by Staff
Our Readers Say
"...absolutely incorrect."
"...stories by Bob Schlosser are something else."
by Staff
PLP Members Win Occupancy Case—Appeals Continue
Public Lands for the People (PLP) members Ron Lex and his mining partner Ken Waggener of Etna, California, were cited for occupying their mining claim in Klamath National Forest for more than 14 days. The section cited was Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 261.10(b). This CFR states that a special use authorization must be obtained for occupying a claim on National Forest land for more than 14 days. In some forests the time is 30 days.
by Jerry Hobbs
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• USFS Draft Reclamation Bond Guide needs your comments
• Colorado seeks ownership of rights of way
• Comments needed for Sierra Nevada EIS
• Roadless rule to stand, with a few changes
by Staff
Prospecting for Iron in Alaska
The solo prospector in his canvas field clothes and skin-thick skiff is still king of the rain forest in southeastern Alaska. Even with all the highly trained field people and their helicopters, it is he who ventures forth across ocean water and in the bush to search for new wealth hidden beneath the green carpet of the vast Tongass Forest.
by Dr. Ralph E. Pray
Gold Deposits in Skarn
Skarn consists of coarse-grained calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum silicates formed by hydrothermal solutions, which replace limestone or dolomite near the contact with an igneous intrusion. The contact metamorphism is usually caused by an intrusion such as quartz monzonite, granodiorite, or similar rock type, which may or may not be mineralized.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Picks & Pans: Highbanking on the American River
Steve and I decided to try our luck on the North Fork doing a little highbanking, or motor sluicing as the liberals would call it. 
by Guest Writer
Platinum Firm, Palladium to Remain Weak
Platinum and palladium demand and prices continued to move in opposite directions in 2002, according to Johnson Matthey (JM) in Platinum 2003.
by Guest Writer
Spencer Opal Deposits, Idaho
In order to give the reader a better appreciation of some alternative valuable minerals that can be found by the average prospector, we visited Bob Thompson’s Opal Mountain Mine located in Spencer, Idaho.
by Lawrence Dee
Company Notes
• Sterling Mining Co.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• Campbell Resources Inc.
• Teryl Resources Corp.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• Ashanti Goldfields
• AngloGold Ltd.
by Staff
Hillside Placers
Hills and mountains that contain gold deposits will weather and erode over a long period of time, and the eroded material will move slowly downhill. Frost wedging and roots are two of several agents that can cause bedrock to be fractured and...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Elko Mining Expo a Success
Several thousand miners and their families made it a successful show.  Local mining companies gave employees time off to attend the Thursday and Friday exhibits and events.
by Staff
Gold Prospecting in Alberta
Rumors, myths, legends, folklore and oral histories—all of these are part of the framework that make up the core belief systems of the elements of society that persist to this day to go in pursuit of illustrious gold.
by Orest Protch
National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Six
Ceremonies for the induction of six pioneers of the American mining industry into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, September 13, at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville.
by Staff
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the most interesting sayings I learned during my early years of observing markets was “Watch what I do, not what I say.” This thought came to mind recently regarding the comments of Fed Chairman Greenspan...
by Leonard Melman
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff

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