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The Magazine: July 2004 (Vol. 73, No. 11)
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July 2004 (Vol. 73, No. 11)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Government discovers new method to subsidize airlines
• California uses environmentalists' favorite tool against them
• Delayed gratification
• Hold my seat; I'll be right back...

by Staff
Mining Claim Fees Are Going Up
The Northwest Mining Association reports that the claim maintenance fee for 2004-2005 will be raised.
by Staff
Our Readers Say
• Re: Comments needed for Bull Trout critical habitat (May 2004)
• Re: Recommended reading
by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Enviros lose in Utah, but is this a win for miners?
• BLM slates July meetings for Cortez Gold Mine
• ESA comments needed
• NMFS hatchery policy angers ESA critics
by Staff
Buell Park Pipe, Arizona
One of the world’s largest kimberlite pipes is located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. The pipe is larger than any diamond-bearing pipe in South Africa. It is 16 miles north of Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Mines and Money
The “Mines and Money” gathering, held in Vancouver, BC, on May 20-21, was geared toward the upper levels of world mining executives. As such, the presentations were of a different nature than any of the gatherings covered in our publication earlier this year.
by Leonard Melman
Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part II
A better understanding of hard rock mining methods and knowing a little about how these mines work can help the individual prospector to understand reports and stories about both modern and historic mine operations.
by Chris Ralph
Two Nevada Mines Look to Supply Own Power
Newmont and Barrick are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to high electricity prices.
by Staff
Paleontonlogical Resources Preservation Act
Occasionally there are bills that have good intentions but unintended consequences that make them “bad bills.” The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act is one of these bills.
by Scott Harn
Picks & Pans: Mexican "Edventure"
Where can you find 80-degree weather, 76-degree water, 30-50 foot visibility, all the seafood you can eat, beautiful friendly people—and placer gold?!
by Ed Routt
Over the Divide
It is with regret that we let our readers know about the passing of four respected members of the mining and prospecting community who have been lost in the past several months.
by Staff
Flat-Fault Gold in Sonora, Mexico
Mexico is not noted for gold, but is better known for silver and copper. However, the states of Chihuahua and Sonora, in northwestern Mexico, contain some sizeable gold deposits. A number of these deposits were mined during the boom of 1982-2002. One operation that has remained active up to the present is La Herradura Mine...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
The Fern Mine
Sharp, jagged mountains shot up around me as I slowly bumped my way, in my old Chevy pickup, up the boulder strewn mining road to the Fern Mine. The Fern Mine is situated on the west side of Archangel Creek, where several other hard rock mines once operated.
by Ron Wendt
Map Offers Look at Butte's Mining History
It turns out the old Anaconda Co. really did have 10,000 miles of tunnels beneath this mining city. That’s one of the findings by researchers who have produced a new map that charts the thousands of underground mine shafts here, providing a detailed look at some of Butte’s mining history.
by Associated Press
Gold in China
China is an enormous country, behind only Russia, the United States (incl. Alaska), and Canada in size. It has a teeming population of 1.3 billion, far ahead of any other nation. Most of the population is jammed into the eastern half of China, with the western half being only sparsely inhabited. There are 5 western provinces...
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
2004 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees
The six inductees are Georgius Agricola, David William Brunton, Herbert E. Goodman, David Ray Mitchell and Robert Peele.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
The greatest headline maker of the past month was not a person, not a war, not a nation and not a political contest. Instead, that honor belonged to a gooey, flammable, black substance called petroleum as it shot through $42.00 per barrel...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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