High Court to Reconsider Wilderness Water Rights
January 2000 by Associated PressThe Idaho Supreme Court agreed on November 30 to reconsider its controversial split decision to award the federal government the rights to all unappropriated Salmon River water flowing through three central Idaho wilderness areas.
As I arrived at my detecting location, I got all my gear and headed up the trail. I had to stop and take in the devastation all around me.
We found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.
Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won’t be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Q: Will my detector react to fine gold?
Ore dressing is of prime importance to the operator of a small hardrock gold mine. No, Virginia, ore dressing has nothing to do with dressing in the latest spring dresses, or the stuff that gets forced into the turkey on Thanksgiving. It refers to the method of processing ore to extract the valuable minerals contained in the rock—in the case of this series of articles, gold and silver.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Our Readers Say • Letter from the Editor to our Readers and Advertisers • Administration Considers Bypassing Congress • First Woman to Draw Mining Pension • Small Mine Selective Blasting • Mohave Mountain Placers, Arizona • Sixteen to One Takes on MSHA • Picks & Pans: Gold Mining on Joie Osgood Ranch • Gold • Company Notes • Millie's Tailings • Placer PGMs in Alaska • Mogollon—New Mexico's Remote Gold Camp • ICMJ 9th Annual Photo Contest Results • The Other Minerals of Mt. Diablo • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back