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Digital Tools—The PC and GPS

1More and more miners and prospectors are using personal computers and Global Positioning System Satellite receivers to satisfy the needs of vocations or hobbies.

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Canadian Officials Foresee Little Impact From Mine


Canadian regulators said they have found no significant environmental impacts from a proposed British Columbia mine near the Alaska border.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• USFS cost recovery
• Measure 37 affirmed
• Court declines to hear Canyon Resources claim
• Kempthorne nominated to head Interior

Gold Deposits in Skarn


Skarn consists of coarse-grained calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum silicates formed by hydrothermal solutions, which replace limestone or dolomite near the contact with an igneous intrusion. The contact metamorphism is usually caused by an intrusion such as quartz monzonite, granodiorite, or similar rock type, which may or may not be mineralized.

Ask the Experts: Something for everyone...


Q: Can you suggest some family and dog friendly vacation spots in California where I can also do some sniping?

Cutbacks at S. African Mines—Britain Blamed


South African gold miners are turning their anger towards Britain, charging that the sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England has depressed gold prices and put them out of work.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Seldom in the 22 years we have been writing in this space have we ever seen a parade of such important events pass along the world’s newswires and print media.

Deadly Explosion Ruled Accidental


A federal investigation shows that the explosion that killed a 42-year-old worker at the Trapper Mine near Craig in August 1999 was an accident.

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