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The Magazine: June 2004 (Vol. 73, No. 10)
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June 2004 (Vol. 73, No. 10)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Bachelor of Science or just B.S.?
• Monster makes the list
• An unexpected souvenir
• Candidate has bad timing

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Salmon populations and the ESA
• Miners need to get involved in Utah
by Staff
Higher Copper Price Brings Hope, Jobs
Buoyed by higher copper prices, Chino Mines is reopening its ore concentrator and hiring workers.
by Associated Press
Zeballos Gold Camp, British Columbia
The mining and logging camp of Zeballos (pop. 272) is located on an arm of Esperanza Inlet, on the southwest side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Vancouver Island is 301 miles, by road, and reaches elevations as high as 7,249 feet.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Agreement Allows Pogo Mine to Resume Construction
An agreement between developer Teck-Pogo and an environmental group will allow construction work to resume on the Pogo gold mine.
by Associated Press
Treasure Hawk Mine Back in Action
Some of you may recall our article on the cleanup of the Treasure Hawk Mine claims in our August 2000 issue. Much has happened since then. Cutthroat Mining Corporation has completed all major restoration projects and...
by Staff
Oregon Dredgers Receive Threats From Environmentalists
Oregon dredgers have been receiving notices of intent to sue for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC).
by Scott Harn
Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part I
While most small-scale prospectors and miners focus their energies on placer deposits, most large mining companies put their efforts primarily into hard rock mining. Although many miners may see these as two separate worlds that can never meet, a better understanding of hard rock mining for small operators can be very helpful in many ways.
by Chris Ralph
Mood at Calgary Conference is Subdued, But Optomistic
Calgary is truly one of Canada’s most exciting, dynamic cities, with its geographical location in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and its financial status as the heart and soul of the Canadian petroleum industry. It was in this exciting city that many of the mining industry’s leading experts and investors gathered recently.
by Leonard Melman
Reinventing the Wheel—The Infinity-Jet
To all the miners who read the article, “New Life for the Suction Dredge,” printed in the December 2003 issue of ICMJ, I have an amusing update for you. I periodically go through my old back issues and I found the December 1981 issue very interesting.
by Reggie Gould
Company Notes
• Capital Hill Gold
• Calais Resources
• Copper Ridge Explorations
• Randgold Resources
• Linux Gold Corp.
• Diamond Discoveries International
by Stan D'Orio
Endangered Species Act is a Mess
You’ve likely read about some of the problems with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Legislative Update section, and in previous issues of our publication. The problems never seem to end, and it is way past the time for reform. A current story highlights some of these problems.
by Scott Harn
Placer Platinum
The platinum group metals (PGMs) are divided into three that are “light,” about the same atomic weight as silver, and three that are “heavy,” about the same atomic weight as gold. The three light PGMs are ruthenium, rhodium, and palladium, and the three heavy PGMs are osmium, iridium, and platinum.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Here Come the MineBots
In March 2004, Vulcan, a mine exploring robot from the Discovery Miner Program, was shipped to the Vulture City region to investigate the conditions of an abandoned hard rock mine. The shaft was typical of the dangerous mines that are...
by Rolando R. Gutierrez
Agency Gives Initial Backing to Kensington Mine
A state funding agency has given the initial OK to financing $20 million in debt to move the Kensington gold project near Juneau toward becoming a working mine.
by Associated Press
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff
Looking Back
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
It’s amazing how a few pictures could place an entire Presidential Administration on the defensive, yet that is exactly what has happened during the past month with the publication of the photos out of Iraq, which presumably show American soldiers engaging in acts of torture, humiliation and ridicule inflicted on their Iraqi prisoners.
by Leonard Melman
Brits Thwart Robbery of Gold and Cash
Armed officers arrested seven men near Heathrow Airport after they had overpowered staff at a warehouse holding £80 million ($236 million) in gold and cash and began loading gold into the back of a van.
by Associated Press

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