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The Magazine: August 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 12)
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August 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 12)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Congress hits an all-time low
• FEMA—Federal Emergency MISmanagement Again...
• But everyone else is doing it...

by Staff
Ask The Experts—What questions should I ask before investing in a gold mine?
Q: Are there any back articles that address the things you need to look for and the questions to ask before investing in a gold mine and other resources that you may know?
by Staff
Ask The Experts—Should I choose gold, silver or mining stocks?
Q: Have you guys published any articles on investing? How do I decide where to put my money? Should I choose gold, silver or stocks?
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
As mentioned in last month’s column, California Assemblywoman Lois Wolk attached a rider to the pending budget bill. The rider calls for a new study (Environmental Impact Report) on the effects of suction gold dredging, funding for the study, and a two-year moratorium on suction dredging while the study is being completed.
by Scott Harn
From the Editor
You will find a few articles in this issue that you wouldn’t normally expect to see in the Journal. Don’t fret—we’re not changing our focus, but the time seemed right to address a few pressing topics.
by Scott Harn
Eight Reasons To Release Oil From The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
President George W. Bush lifted the executive moratorium on oil drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which was first established by his father, President George H.W. Bush, in 1990. The current president has argued that the United States should be “drilling for more oil here in America to take the pressure off of gasoline prices.”
by Daniel J. Weiss
What's The Best Way To Invest In Gold Or Silver?
Investing in gold and silverFor those of you who don’t have the time or the means available to find gold, or you are just in the wrong part of the country, there are plenty of options available to purchase precious metals.
by Scott Harn
No Leprechaun Needed
Ireland-based Conroy Diamonds and Gold announced they have found what may be the largest gold deposit to date in Britain or Ireland.
by Staff
Building A Mine—Dust Devil Sunstones
sunstones from the Dust Devil Mine in OregonEstablishing a gemstone mine, like any other mining operation, is a difficult proposition. This is especially true if you are starting out from scratch without loads of money to get the business going.
by Chris Ralph
Remote Throttle Benefits Dredgers
I had been waiting my turn somewhat patiently to spend an afternoon at Terry Stapp’s workshop in San Bernardino, California, to build a remote throttle for my dredge engine.
by Ron Kliewer
Pickering Bar Revisited
panning at Pickering Bar, CaliforniaPickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River is a fascinating place. It’s remote, taking almost two hours to get there from the small mining town of Iowa Hill, which is in Placer County, California.
by Don Robinson
John Fremont and the Gold Mines of Las Mariposas
John Frémont was a man whose luck regularly swung from one extreme to another. At times he seemed to be the luckiest man on earth, yet he sometimes made bad decisions that got him into a considerable amount of trouble.
by Chris Ralph
The Pay Streak: Redefined With Metal Detectors
The time-honored objective in recovering gold from placers has always been to discover and recover gold from the detritus of both known and unknown lodes. The traditional method to recover gold from desert dry placers was to locate and work the enriched gravels known as the “pay streak.” This pay streak was usually found directly over false or true bedrock and within the upper few inches of the bedrock itself.
by Jim Straight
No Gas Needed
Tesla RoadsterElon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, has begun production of a fully-electric car at his new company, Tesla Motors. Though the first vehicles to roll off the production line were manufactured in the United Kingdom, the company just announced that the...
by Scott Harn
Melman on Gold & Silver
This past month was one that saw the emergence of a series of problems capable of inflicting true and serious damage to the world’s well being on a scale we have not witnessed since the late 1970s.
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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