From the Editor
January 2004 by Scott HarnThere are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
Opponents of Measure 7 warn that it will grow into a monster.
For many years we have been losing our rights. The main reason this has been happening is because as prospectors and miners, we tend to be loners. This trait has helped the environmental movement because...
Ask the lab manager how your ores will be tested, and ask to see the equipment that will be used. If you are told it’s a secret that can’t be explained, you need another assayer.
...we believe that these measures will also lead to diminished profitability, diminished tax revenues and, therefore, increasing calls for massive new economic stimulation which again, by historic standards, could well work to the benefit of the precious metals.
I had some success following this premise this summer, finding a few nuggets in places I think I overlooked in the past.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Forest Occupancy Decision Stands—US Forest Service Withdraws Appeal • World Gold Council Launches New Gold Bullion Securities • Epithermal Gold-Quartz Veins • Gold in Arkansas • Picks & Pans: Winter Prospecting and "Forty Mile" Miller • Company Eyes Reopening Mine Near Troy • ICMJ's 13th Annual Photo Contest • Company Notes • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part V (Conclusion) • The Golden Highway—Calaveras County • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver