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Ash Fork Calm After Explosives Theft

The tiny, unincorporated town of Ash Fork blazed into the national spotlight with the announcement that 1,000 pounds of explosives were stolen from a nearby mine.

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New Oregon Mining Legislation Friendly to Small Miner


Oregon Independent Miners president, John Holleman, has advised ICMJ that legislation important to the Oregon small miner, sponsored by his organization, has been signed into law.

Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part II


As you search for cryptovolcanic structures in Colorado and Wyoming look to see if the anomaly has white soil. If the anomaly lies within a forest of pines, often the depression will occur in a distinct treeless area outlined by aspens and willows.

The Bawl Mill


Normally this spot is reserved for a little humor or diatribe about government abuse. In light of recent events, I don’t think it’s appropriate for this issue. Following are a few personal comments.

The Mama John


You may reckon by the name that we’re talking about an outhouse for the old lady, but it’s actually the name I gave to a special contraption I put together so my wife didn’t have to work so hard moving big boulders.

New Rules to Impact the Lease/Buy Decision


Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many small-scale operators and prospectors even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every mining operation or business, compared to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be getting more complex.

Roll-Front Uranium Deposits


If the uranium industry stages a comeback, it will not likely be a mad rush like it was in the 1950s. Except for non-radioactive uranium, most surface and near-surface deposits have been found.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

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