ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 1999
December 1999 by StaffICMJ was honored at the 6th annual Best 0' North East Treasure Hunters and Prospectors, April 24 Convention...
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
Many readers of ICMJ have asked for more information regarding the BLM’s 3809 regulation changes that were pushed through just prior to the departure of the Clinton Administration.
• What the government wants the government gets...
• A drop in the ocean...
• Do we get a paycheck for this?
The State of California is seeking dismissal of the federal lawsuit filed by Public Lands for the People (PLP) on grounds that they are immune from such lawsuits under the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution. However, there is plenty of prior case precedence suggesting that state officials and agencies are open to such lawsuits when they assume responsibility for regulatory authority from the federal government.
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
• Critical minerals a priority
• Montana miners win again
• MSHA backs down
• Environmental groups as foreign agents
As we go to press, Horseshoe Bar Action & Research, a division of the Gold Country Miners small-scale mining club, brought to ICMJ's attention a potentially very significant problem for gold dredgers in California.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Our Readers Say • Desert Phone Trashed • Advertising Manager Leaving ICMJ • Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy • The Search Continues • Guest Editorial: U.S. Government—Like Nobody's Business • Circulation and Collections Manager Leaving ICMJ • Company Notes • House Chair Requests Records on Forest Decision • BLM Wants to Withdraw South Pass Public Land • Silverton Preserving Lofty Symbol of Mining Era • Hijackers Make Off With 660 Pounds of Gold • Prospecting With a Magnetometer • 1999 Tables of Content • Lighting the Way Underground 1860-1940s • Millie's Tailings • Picks & Pans: Crevicing & Sniping for Placer Gold • Looking Back • Gold in Sonora • Forest Service Boss Quits in Bull Trout Flap • Melman on Gold & Silver • European Gold Miners Seek Clarification Letter • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Squeezing Diamond Into Graphite