From the Editor
January 2013 by Scott HarnThe past year was an extremely busy one here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
In our April and May 2001 issues we reported on the administrative hearings involving the 16-to-1 Mine and their fight against countless MSHA citations, many of which seemed to be driven by inspectors following their own agenda.
Is it environmental concern that's driving mining out of the United States or rather politics on the grandest scale?
As the mining club in Happy Camp had lowered their initial joining price to something even a dirt-poor, full-time gold dredger like me could afford, I joined—and then impatiently awaited the coming of dredging season.
Normally we do not cover gem and mineral shows, but this one is a little different. The Tucson (Arizona) Gem and Mineral show is the sales source for so many small mining operations, I felt I had to address this show and its possibilities for the small miner.
Ceremonies for the inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2001, at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville, CO.
We were very sad to learn that Darryl J. Nelson, long-time owner and operator of Reno Prospectors Supply in Reno, Nevada, died December 18, 2010...
…a half-dozen dredgers have completed the appropriate paperwork and are conducting dredging operations at this juncture. They hope to expand these efforts to other western states in the near future.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Iron Minerals, Your Detector and Gold • The Robinson Mine—Big Things Happen Here • Forty-Six Nuggets • Customizing Your Dredge • Small Miner Beats Forest Service in Court • Using Vegetation and Soil Conditions as Prospecting Aids • Prospecting for Diamonds • Green Valley Reconnaissance • Gold Pour Signals Revival in the Mother Lode • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices