Desert Phone Trashed
December 1999 by Associated PressThe once very lonely phone booth in the Mojave desert 75 miles southwest of Las Vegas, reported on in last month's ICMJ and media throughout the world, became a media darling...
A recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.
We definitely got their undivided attention with our presentations. As a direct result of our presentations, the Desert Advisory Council recommended a Memorandum of Understanding be put together between the council and the Rand Mining District. This MOU was recently completed.
The state of Washington, the smallest, in area, of the western states, is dominated by the north-trending Cascade Range. The highest peak in the Cascades, Mt. Rainier, reaches an elevation of 14,411 feet.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
We were saddened to learn that Chuck Cox, a long-time prospector and tireless organizer for the Washington Prospectors Mining Association, passed away...
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
Thanks to all of you who sent comments to government officials...an extra "thank you" to all the sponsors who donated prizes...here are the winners:
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Our Readers Say • ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 1999 • Advertising Manager Leaving ICMJ • Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy • The Search Continues • Guest Editorial: U.S. Government—Like Nobody's Business • Circulation and Collections Manager Leaving ICMJ • Company Notes • House Chair Requests Records on Forest Decision • BLM Wants to Withdraw South Pass Public Land • Silverton Preserving Lofty Symbol of Mining Era • Hijackers Make Off With 660 Pounds of Gold • Prospecting With a Magnetometer • 1999 Tables of Content • Lighting the Way Underground 1860-1940s • Millie's Tailings • Picks & Pans: Crevicing & Sniping for Placer Gold • Looking Back • Gold in Sonora • Forest Service Boss Quits in Bull Trout Flap • Melman on Gold & Silver • European Gold Miners Seek Clarification Letter • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Squeezing Diamond Into Graphite