From the Editor
January 2004 by Scott HarnThere are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
The great transition has now occurred as we move away from the Age of Fed Chairman Greenspan and into the Age of Fed Chairman Bernanke. However, Mr. Greenspan was kind enough to leave a last-minute parting gift by raising the overnight lending rate to 4.5% on his last day in office, January 31, 2006.
• SB 637
• Public land users cry "fowl"
The Jerritt Canyon Mine, located in northern Elko County, was abruptly shut down on August 8, and four hundred miners were left wondering what happened.
One of the most memorable nuggets I found in Australia was detected on the very last day that I was out prospecting. I was going along swinging my coil and I came across a blaring loud signal that almost blew my ears off.
Environmentalists are attempting to turn the jewelry industry against Alaska’s Pebble Mine before the project even gets fully under way.
• Excerpts from past issues
- Comments needed regarding proposed NEPA improvements
- Efforts underway to fix the ESA
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