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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.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act

Our Readers Say


  • Conversion charts and tables
  • Solutions to anti-mining efforts

Pediments


A pediment is a broad, gently sloping erosion surface or plain of low relief that is often found in arid and semi-arid regions at the base of a receding mountain front. The example shown is from the Palo Verde Ranch 15-minute topographic quadrangle, southwest of Tucson, Arizona. This is one of the best examples the writer has ever seen.

The Bawl Mill


• Why rent when you can own?
• County taxed by tax error
• Military policy wins out over common sense

Researching and Staking Mining Claims—Part II


Owning a mining claim is one of the greatest opportunities still available to American citizens. In last month’s article, we covered the basics of researching public lands and determining if the spot is open to claim.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • Administration issues proposals to fix mining access and permitting
  • Online “webinar” and request for comments for proposed Forest Service NEPA revisions

Key to Successful Prospecting: Confidence


The one undeniable truth in prospecting is that the more time you spend in the field, the more gold you will find. Here are a few keys I use to help build my confidence.

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