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Scott Harn

Scott Harn

Editor/Publisher

Scott grew up with prospecting in his blood. His grandfather, Herb Reid, had a cabin and mining claims on the Trinity River in Northern California, and was the editor of the Journal from 1966-1979.
  
Scott's parents, Ken & Kathy Harn, ran the Journal for twenty years, from 1979-1999. Scott worked for the Journal during his high school and college years, and then returned, with his wife Sally, to purchase the magazine when his father announced he was retiring in November 1999. 
  
Running the Journal takes up much of his time, but Scott also enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, playing and coaching soccer, dredging and metal detecting for gold, and encouraging the girls to share their gifts.
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Legislative and Regulatory Update

Time to Come Home

PLP Update

The Rest of the Story—Detecting With Ray Mills

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Doomed from the Start

PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Ask The Experts - Can a British citizen purchase a mining claim?

Ask The Experts - Were you aware of the new recording fee in California?

PLP Update

A Father’s Day to Remember: 24,000 Ounces Gold in Quartz

Prospector Unearths Huge 'Duck’s Foot' Nugget

Uphill Battle Continues for California Dredgers

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Mining Journal Receives Honor

New Research Tool for Miners in Wyoming

PLP Update

What Happened to The Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit?

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Annual Claim Filings Due

PLP Update

Detector Brings New Life to An Old Lode Mine

Legislative and Regulatory Update

PLP Update: Back to The 'Swamp' on Behalf of Small Miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update

PLP Update

California to Allow Suction Dredging in 2019?

Legislative and Regulatory Update

PLP and MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Trip to “The Swamp” on Behalf of Small Miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update

PLP To Address Needs Of Small Miners With Proposed Amendment

PLP and MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A Primer on Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies—Part II

PLP and MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A Primer on Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

PLP and MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

ICMJ Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit Postponed

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Nice Specimen Gold Recovered in Northern California

Miners Win in Montana Water Court

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Early Summer Mining in Wyoming

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

From the Editor

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Mining Districts in Montana Get Organized

The Perfect Response

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Modesto, California Man Finds 18-Ounce Nugget

New ICMJ Website Almost Here

CA Supreme Court Rules Against Rinehart - But There Is A Solution

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Ask The Experts: Should I take my claim access problems to the Desert Advisory Council?

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Proof Mining Districts Work!

MMAC & PLP Update

Update: People v. Rinehart

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Another Successful Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit

Progress Continues in Honduras

The Bawl Mill

Sold: 87-Ounce Nugget

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Addressing EPA Overreach: What Dredgers Need to Know

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Canadian Company Recovers 1,111-Carat Diamond

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

From Curiosity to Mine Owner - Pt II

2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Ask The Experts

Retired Geologist Warned Public of Pending EPA Disaster

MMAC & PLP Update -- 2015 Minerals and Mining Regulatory Reform Act

Emergency Dredging Closures in Washington State

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update -- Rand Mining District Gets Organized

From Curiosity to Mine Owner

Legislative and Regulatory Update

MMAC & PLP Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Direct and Constructive Notice

Update on MMAC & PLP

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Additional Note on Bluff's Beach

Update on MMAC & PLP

Legislative and Regulatory Update

What's All This Talk About Mining Districts?

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Mining Community Loses A Great Leader: Gerald "Jerry" Hobbs

Suction Gold Dredge Miners Win On Federal Preemption

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Hundreds Rally in Support of PLP Octoberfest Fundraiser

Suction Dredging Battle Escalates

This is Why You Check Your Tailings

News from the Editor

A Model Mining Operation

Successful Rally for Suction Dredge Miners in Idaho

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

EPA Tries to Intimidate Alaskan Miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Court Says Emergency Rule in California Unjustified

Annual Claim Fees Due September 3, 2013

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Study Confirms Mercury Levels Safe in California's Gold Country

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

ICMJ Online Forum Now Available

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

A Word from the Editor

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

And the Survey Says...

Legislative and Regulatory Update

From the Editor

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Small Miner Beats Forest Service in Court

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Constitutional Sheriffs Standing Up for Our Rights

The Bawl Mill

Letter to the Editor

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

California State and US National Panning Championships

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

BLM 3809 Final Rule Implications

GATA Update

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

California Suction Dredging Update

Hecla to Reopen Lucky Friday Mine

Nova Scotia Shows It's Serious About Jobs & Mining

The Bawl Mill

GATA Update

Public Lands for the People Educates Prospectors

CMA Conference Summary

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

A True Endangered Species

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

From the Editor

43 CFR 3809 Update

ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 2002

The Bawl Mill

New "Employment" Category

Legislative and Regulatory Update

What's In A Name?

DEF Has Another Successful Year

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

WSGS Releases New Geologic Maps

Nevada Miners: Check Your Claim Markers

BLM Runs Check on Assay Services

From the Editor

Legislative And Regulatory Update

Are Permits Needed For Highbanking In California?

The Bawl Mill

Legislative And Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

California Destroys Another Prospecting Business

Lawsuit on Alleged Market Manipulation Continues

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Huge California Nugget A Hoax

The Bawl Mill

Fair and Balanced? If You Have the Cash

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Suction Dredging Update for California & Idaho

The Bawl Mill

The Bawl Mill

Gold Diver's Closes Its Doors

The Bawl Mill

From the Editor

The Bawl Mill

The Bawl Mill

Suit Filed to Stop Mining in Northern California

The Bawl Mill

Ex-MarketWatch Mining Promoter Settles Charges

Sage-Grouse Listing Denied

California Miners Locate Rich Pocket of Specimen Gold

Proposed Regulations for California Suction Dredging

5th Circuit Ruling May Benefit Miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service

The Bawl Mill

Progress Report on Washington State Small-Scale Regulations

Higher Zinc Price Creates Opportunity

The Bawl Mill

Looking Back

Looking Back

Looking Back

The Bawl Mill

2011 Gold Prospecting & Mining Summit April 23-25 in Placerville

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Oregon Anti-Dredging Bill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

US Mint to Offer Other Precious Metal Coins

Legislative and Regulatory Update

CFTC Finds Evidence of Silver Market Manipulation

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

How to Handle Claim Jumping

Update: Public Lands for the People

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Hardrock Mining Accidents Claim Four Lives

Legislative and Regulatory Update

ICMJ Again Matches Funds For PLP Donations

Legislative and Regulatory Update

California Dredgers Shafted by Assembly Democrats

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Nine Pound Nugget Found In Northern California!

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

From the Editor

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Pombo Bill to Provide Some Relief for Miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Strong Support at Suction Dredge Meetings

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Very First Issue of the Mining Journal

January Issues Delayed For Weeks As USPS Searches Their Facility

Legislative and Regulatory Update

New Montana Board Moves to Halt Mining

PLP President Intervenes on Behalf of Dredgers

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A Word from the Editor

Company Notes

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Federal Court to Address Dredge Permits—The Tulloch Rule

Economic Impact of Mining in Alaska

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

New Interim Rules For Washington Miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Robin Redbreast Lode

PLP Files Lawsuit to Lift Ban on Suction Dredging

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Oregon Miner Challenges Forest Service’s Authority to Regulate Mining

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Drive Under Way to Restore the Rights of Suction Dredgers

Interview With A Coho Salmon

The Economic Impact of Suction Dredging in California

Finding Gold in Mokelumne River Canyon

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Ivanhoe Partners With Rio Tinto

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Environmentalists Target Pebble Mine

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Exploration, Development and Taxes

US v. Donald Eno—IBLA Rules in Favor of Miner

Legislative and Regulatory Update

California Suction Dredging Update

BLM Increases Location & Maintenance Fees

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Next Crisis For America

From the Editor

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Bawl Mill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

What's The Best Way To Invest In Gold Or Silver?

No Gas Needed

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Is There A Gold Shortage?

From The Editor

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Has Senator Harry Reid Worn Out His Welcome?

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Rahall Proposes Bill to End All Mining in the U.S.

PLP Needs Our Help

Mining Journal Contest

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A Word From the Editor

Jerritt Canyon Mill May Reopen

NovaGold Resources Receives Lifeline

Mining Gold Near Elk Creek, Oregon

Oldest Journal Contest - The Winners

Legislative and Regulatory Update

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