From the Editor
January 2013 by Scott HarnThe past year was an extremely busy one here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
When I received an invitation for a Fourth of July dredging trip from my friend Leonard, I thought it a terrific way to not only show respect for America's freedoms, but also as a way to honor the throngs of prospectors whose labors fueled our nation's...
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
He made some casual conversation until he got around to what really brought him into my camper.
Prospectors and rock hounds should consider searching for platinum-group metals, as these metals are the most precious of the precious metals. Several localities have been identified where these metals have been identified In anomalous amounts.
Given the astonishing increase in government expenditures of the past two years, one must ask if there is another parade of taxes and levies waiting in the wings, and, directly related to our precious metals, if there is some form of tax rebellion also waiting in the wings.
• AB 1032 on Governor’s desk
• Shasta Miners take on DFG
Keeping a health clinic in San Manuel operating was among key concerns the governor, state lawmakers and union officials addressed in a meeting about assisting laid-off copper miners.
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