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The Magazine: September 2004 (Vol. 74, No. 1)
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September 2004 (Vol. 74, No. 1)

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Due to technical difficulties, the photos in the September 2004 issue of ICMJ are currently unavailable for the online version of the magazine.  Please know we are working on this and will get the photos loaded as soon as we can.  In the meantime, please enjoy the articles as usual! Thank you for your understanding!  ICMJ
by Staff
The Bawl Mill
• Inspectors inspect inspector general?
• Mishandling of funds in Iraq
• Has anyone seen my keys?

by Scott Harn
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Comments needed
• Reid goes to bat for miners
by Staff
Kerry Proposes Large Fees on Miners
John Kerry’s proposal to increase mineral royalties to raise money for national parks has drawn strong opposition from officials and mining interests in Nevada, which produces 81 percent of the nation’s gold.
by Associated Press
Is a Gold Rush Coming to the Iron Range?
Scientists from the state Department of Natural Resources reported that they recently discovered the highest concentrations of gold particles ever found in the state during routine soil sampling near Soudan.
by Associated Press
The Klamath Oldland
The Klamath Mountain province includes a number of separate mountain ranges, such as the Bully Choop, Marble, Salmon, Siskiyou, Trinity Alps, and Yolla Bolly, among others. They are collectively referred to as the “Klamath Mountains” in this article.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Baker City is Defined by Gold Rush
When they strung up poor Bogs Greenwood on a ranch near here in 1864 for murder, most probably figured it was the start and finish of his moment of fame. But when a Main Street bank building was torn down decades later, a time capsule turned up, and there was Bogs’ skull, along with a brief biography.
by Joseph B. Frazier
Picks & Pans: George Duffy Jr.—Pocket Miner Extraordinaire
During the Miocene and Pliocene mid-Tertiary Epochs, the Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts within parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona became the source—the genesis—of ubiquitous epithermal “precious metal” fissure-gold veins associated with extensive acidic volcanic lava flows that blanketed much of the Cordillera during this time.
by Jim Straight
Coeur Alaska Hopes to Begin Work on Gold Mine This Fall
On a recent afternoon, Rick Richins fished a large piece of quartzite ore studded with glittering particles from the floor of a dark, dripping tunnel at the Kensington gold mine.
by Associated Press
Crater of Diamonds, Arkansas
Crater of Diamonds State Park is located 4 miles southeast of Murfreesboro, Arkansas...in an area of low hills, about a half-mile north of the Little Missouri River. The region receives 45 inches of rain per year, enough to support pine-oak forests. The diamond-bearing area stands out as grasslands surrounded by forests.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Company Plans to Develop Cabinet Mountains Mine
A Spokane mining company says it plans to develop a silver and copper mine in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area on the Idaho-Montana border.
by Associated Press
I-147 Before Montana Supreme Court
A group supporting a ballot measure to overturn a ban on using cyanide in certain mines has told the Montana Supreme Court it should throw out a lawsuit against Initiative 147. Facts surrounding the claims of I-147 opponents must be sorted out before the high court can consider the legal challenge, said proponents who call themselves Miners, Merchants and Montanans for Jobs and Economic Opportunity.
by Bob Anez
Diamond Exploration and Mining Heating Up in North America
Diamond exploration in Canada has led to a major new industry that did not exist prior to six years ago. Yet today, Canada ranks as one of the world’s leading producers of gem-quality diamonds.
by Staff
Gold in Serbia
As a subscriber to ICMJ, I felt the need to write an article about the auriferous regions in Serbia, which I have been visiting for years in search of gold. The territory in question occupies the central part of the Balkan Peninsula, which transverses the Danube River.
by Bozidar Obradovic
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the most frequently quoted sayings on Wall Street is that “markets love to climb a wall of worry.” We’re not so sure about the “climbing” part of it...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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