From the Editor
November 2001 by Scott HarnAs we all get back to “normal,” or as close to it as we can, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our advertisers for sticking it out through the hard times.
We are quite pleased to report there are some courageous miners who have taken the time to learn their rights and have gone back to dredging while knowing they could be unlawfully harassed at any time by law enforcement…
Many of the calls and letters I have received from our readers lately have expressed frustration and outright anger at the Clinton Administration.
Here's the kicker—for every lost flake there was a five minute penalty added to the time. Lost gold generally meant you didn't make it past the preliminaries.
Rogue miners in South Africa are looting underground mines, sometimes traveling over one-thousand feet down to extract gold, reported Reuters and several other sources.
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) announced the release of their new small-scale mining regulations. Public meetings were scheduled at several locations in the state to collect comments, but we learned just prior to press time that the process has come to a halt.
ICMJ was honored at the 6th annual Best 0' North East Treasure Hunters and Prospectors, April 24 Convention...
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