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Bucket Line Dredges

For many years, mechanical mining in waterways was seen as an impossibility by miners, especially in the Western US. The few dredges that had been tried at various locations were generally built on designs similar to those that had been used in harbor excavation work, but it was found that they were...

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The Iola Mine Group, Montgomery County, North Carolina


The Iola mine group is made up of four once active gold mines, the Iola, Washington, Golconda and Uwarra gold mines. Although this group of mines were some of the most productive gold mines in North Carolina for a number of years, and according to published records, some of the best managed, they had a relatively short life span for reasons unknown.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Flurry of new bills in Congress
• Gold mining bills in Washington State
• Idaho suction dredging bill
• California suction dredging update
• PLP fundraising drive

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• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Norilsk Nickel
• Sterling Mining Company

Gem Theft in Tucson


Police are investigating the theft of five stones, valued by their owner at $128,000, from an exhibit at a Tucson gem show.The largest of the stones taken from the show was a 7-inch-tall pink tourmaline worth $85,000.

Ask the Experts


Q: How do we get Congress to make up for some of their blunders and do something productive for a change, such as releasing those withdrawn WSAs?

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Federal election results should be favorable to miners
• Utah residents reject proposed National Monument
• Fish and Wildlife told to disclose locations of endangered species

Melman on Gold & Silver


The question of relentless government payouts continues to haunt the political system.

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