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The Magazine: March 2004 (Vol. 73, No. 7)
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March 2004 (Vol. 73, No. 7)

Table of Contents

The Bawl Mill
• Nearly half their income goes to the government...
• Prison life has its priviledges

by Staff
Our Readers Say
"...too many take the easy way out..."
• " Gold in Arkansas" was especially helpful to me.

by Staff
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• GAO opinion contradicts Norton-Leavitt road deal
• Cubin wages battle over public lands decisions
• Washington State rivers are open, work continues
• Recent FWS habitat, endangered or threatened proposals
by Staff
Fair and Balanced? If You Have the Cash
Have you ever wondered how misinformation about gold mining makes its way into the mainstream publications and news sources? Recently I stumbled across a “news” story that was pure rhetoric.
by Scott Harn
Pocket Gold in Gneiss
Metamorphic rocks such as gneiss and schist are known for their pocket gold deposits. Such pockets may not be large enough for major mining operations, but may be very rewarding for individuals or small companies. Gold-bearing quartz veins may cut gneiss or schist, but often the veins parallel the bedding, or foliation. The origin of mineralized veins, which parallel the foliation, has been kicked around for years.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Australian Prospector Detects 150-Ounce Nugget
We’ll call this prospector “Bill.” Bill found the nuggets pictured in a gully in Victoria’s Golden Triangle, where everyone had been detecting for more than twenty-five years. Many good nuggets were found in this gully over the years, and whenever...
by Jim Foster
The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part II
Even before Pelton relocated in San Francisco in 1888, many other competitive foundries and machine shops chose to enter the water wheel market. These firms were already busy with the mining trade, producing hoists, stamp mills, ore carts, Cornish pumps, crushers, grinders, compressors and drills.
by Guest Writer
Picks & Pans: Dredging After The Flood
It was dredging season, 1997, after the catastrophic flood had hit us in January—a flood that took out bridges, roadways, undermined the railroad tracks in several places, and isolated us in the town of Quincy, California, for a week. The fog was so thick that planes couldn’t even land at the airport.
by Gordon Wieczorek
Mining Industry Enthusiastic About Prospects
Vancouver, British Columbia, became the focus of the international mining community for five exciting days in late January as two conventions catering to the precious metals mining community were held just blocks apart from each other. And, while they both had differing emphases, each convention attracted unprecedented numbers of participants.
by Leonard Melman
Looking For Gold in All The Right Places
Let’s assume you are an aspiring or amateur prospector and start this article with a question: What is the single most important piece of prospecting equipment that you should carry at all times in your car, truck or RV?
by Orest Protch
Fraser Institute Ranks Best Regions for Mining Investment
Attractive geology does not guarantee mining investment if a region’s policies are bad, say mining executives surveyed in the seventh Annual Survey of Mining Companies released by The Fraser Institute.
by Associated Press
Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part II
We asked several writers and professionals to recommend their favorite books or publications that they thought would benefit prospectors and miners. Each recommendation is followed by a rating of beginner, intermediate, or advanced prospector or miner, or a rating of “general” (for all levels).
by Staff
Red Lake, Ontario
The mining and logging community of Red Lake, Ontario, population 5,000, is about 450 miles, as the crow flies, north of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Company Notes
• Barrick Gold Corp
• Randgold Resources
• Pacific Gold Corp
• World Ventures Inc
• Acadian Gold Corp
• Phelps Dodge Corp
• Timberline Resources Corp
by Staff
Melman on Gold & Silver
As noted on page 26 of this publication, your columnist spent five days in January immersed in two important conventions regarding precious metals mining and, of all the pieces of information bandied about within the mining community, one unbelievable set of numbers, little known or noticed by the public—but of immense potential impact on our world of gold and silver...
by Leonard Melman
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
by Staff

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