Legislative and Regulatory Update
March 2010 by Scott Harn• More “bull” from Fish & Wildlife
• Global Warming is cooling off
• Bush lets Roadless Rule take effect while promising changes
• USFS seeks comments for Utah forest
• A bold move by a small town
• Forest Service wants to encourage return of Canada lynx
• Update on Oregon's Measure 7
If everything you see, the men, the animals, the crude mechanism that grinds gold from rock, everything around you, looks to be from centuries ago, if the mysterious sound you hear is pure history and the smell around you is primitive, if the earth beneath your feet quivers with untold strangeness; and, the taste in your mouth sweeps time out of mind then, if all of this happens at once, if every one of your five senses has taken you into the past, then you’ve traveled back in time.
Frank Taylor’s family has been mining in the same area of the Yukon Territory since 1935. He’s been working his current placer operation on Duncan Creek near Mayo since 1975.
People always ask me how much gold I'm getting? I remind them that after 27 years digging in that same mountain, I'm still a small miner. But my wife hasn't divorced me—probably because the lawyer wants all the money up front.
One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project.
The Bawl Mill • Utah Proposes Using Eminent Domain Against Federal Government • Gold in Alaska • Beach Mining for Gold • Mining Trade Group Sues Nevada Over Tax Initiative • Battle Heats Up Over California Suction Dredging • China Will Put Rio Tinto Employees on Trial • Highbanking on the Similkameen River • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices