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The Magazine: March 2003 (Vol. 72, No. 7)
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March 2003 (Vol. 72, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
War games...
#%$@*!
• Big hermano is watching...

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Look for less federal government land acquisitions in the new budget
• Valley fill ruling overturned
• Two species rejected for listing under ESA
• New Mexico and Montana consider legislation to encourage mining
• Mining, lumber groups seek to eliminate funds for university program
• Backfilling required for new mines in California
• Nevada Congressman named vice chairman of Resources
• Idaho gets deadline extended for bull trout comments
• Murkowski Calls for Resource Assessment on State and Federal Lands
• Comments needed regarding proposal to lock up huge tracts of public land in California
by Staff
The Steeple Rock District, New Mexico
The Steeple Rock Mining District is located in the northwest-trending Summit Mountains of southwest New Mexico, at an average elevation of 5,200 feet. The highest point in the mountains is Vanderbilt Peak, which rises to an elevation of 6,773 feet. The mountains receive about 12 inches of precipitation a year in the form of rain and occasional winter snow.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
The Hunt for Diamonds, Nunavut, Canada
During the summer of 2001, Hunter Exploration Group conducted a regional mineral exploration program on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, in search of predominantly gold, platinum and copper.
by Staff
Famous Yuba River Dredge Sinks
The Yuba #21 gold dredge sunk in the Yuba Goldfields of northern California in late January.
by Staff
Gold in Maine?
Maine forms the northeast corner of the United States, with an area of over 55,000 square miles. Its population is about 1.2 million, with the forested interior being largely unpopulated. The northeast end of the Appalachian Trail is at Mt. Katahdin, which...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Mud Creek Placer Mine Adventure
Gerald Lindsey sat at his desk watching Randy McKinney try to absorb the massive pile of documents he had in front of him. Julie Fowler, Gerald’s secretary of 13 years, tried not to concentrate on the tower of paper as it threatened to topple over. Gerald knew the contents contained data proving one of the richest gold fields in Alaska were on his claims. But how to convince Randy, who was a 4th generation miner and had heard every mining story in the book?
by Randy McKinney
Junior Miners and Investors Gather in Canada
Two landmark golden gatherings took place in Vancouver, British Columbia near the end of January, and while they both related to the world of gold, they each had a completely different emphasis.
by Leonard Melman
Picks & Pans: Dredging at Douglas Creek, Wyoming
Labor Day! The last chance of the year to do some dredging in Wyoming. Wyoming’s dredging season runs from June through the Labor Day weekend.
by Leonard Leeper
Gold in Gossan
Gossan is defined as being an iron-bearing capping over a sulfide deposit. It is formed by the oxidation and leaching of sulfide minerals, leaving hydrated iron oxides such as limonite and goethite, along with manganese oxides.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Company Notes
• Goldcorp Inc.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
by Staff
Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska (Part III—Conclusion)
In this trip, Riley came along with Jay, and Harold came down later. We brought a six-inch dredge down to the creek. We had hoped to use it, but we didn’t.
by Ron Wendt
National Mining Hall of Fall and Museum Calls for Poetry
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado, is calling for poems reflective of the mining experience for its Fifth Annual Miner’s Poetry Jamboree.
by Staff
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
As the wags have been putting it recently, it looks like the United States is caught between “Iraq and a hard place.” Every day for the past month we have read headlines about the likelihood of immediate war, and, based on those headlines, gold, petroleum and the financial markets have gone off on their tangents.
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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