From the Editor
September 2005 by Scott HarnThanks to the hard work of our writers and staff, along with the support of our advertisers, we are beginning our 75th year in print.
Drill holes in a mineralized vein often penetrate hidden layers of poor ore which, after blasting, end up diluting the production quality. Disseminated gold ores carrying two ounces per ton may be identical in appearance to adjacent vein material...
• Washington State copies California's wayward regulations
The placer mineral identification key is designed to answer this question. It attempts to recognize all the minerals in your gold pan concentrates.
• Idaho continues toward elimination of EPA suction dredging regulations
• EPA makes preemptive strike against Alaska mine
• Proposed Mines Act permit fees
I recently returned from a nugget-shooting trip somewhere in the extensive Basin Range of Nevada. While there, I happened to meet “Young Fella,” a professional nuggetshooter.
- Proposed budget for EPA
- California SB 1222
- 640 million acres and counting
- Gold and silver bullion
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