History of Oil in California
February 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDOil is a naturally occurring combustible fluid of organic origin that is commonly found in California and in many other parts of the world.
One hundred and seven years ago the world’s first electric-powered bucket line dredge started to work in Montana. This summer, Montana likely saw its first solar-powered Denver Gold Saver put to work.
• There's a fungus among us
• Taxpayers crash land in Arizona
• "What did you get arrested for?"
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
Re: "Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service" (March 2005)
Our December issue is when we take a look backward at the year nearing completion, and this year is no exception. When we do look backward over the past eleven months, all we can say is, “What a year this has been!” And that isn’t meant in a positive...
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
• Utah, fed up with federal and environmental policies, takes action
• Administration proposes ending fish protections to settle suit
• Court finds fault with Forest Service spotted owl study
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • The King Has No Clothes • GATA Update • Clean Fuel, Cleaner Air • Gold Miners Become Tungsten Miners • Mining Deaths Drop Overall in 2000 • VCIs for Environmentally Safe Maintenance • Picks & Pans: Dredging on the Arkansas • Placer Gold in Washington • Alaska Miners to Sue Department of Interior • Oregon's Measure 7 May Provide Compensation for Land-Use Restrictions • Company Notes • Environment-Friendly Dredging • Legacy of the Wandering Jew Mine • Babbitt Wants Moratorium in Siskiyou National Forest • Gem Discoveries Sought in North Carolina Field • Greaterville, Arizona • Identifying Gold Ores • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices