Legislative and Regulatory Update
August 2010 by Scott Harn• Rahall bill threatens uranium mining
• California Fish & Game claims it needs more time
• Huge new tax burden on coin and bullion transactions
• Refund bill fails in Assembly Committee
More on Detecting Pocket Gold
What I hope to do here is to give you some information that will help you, the reader, pick out locations that will be better for you to detect and give you a possibility of finding gold.
Study: West Has Vast Oil Shale Reserves
The United States has an oil reserve at least three times that of Saudi Arabia locked in oil shale deposits beneath federal land in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, according to a study released August 31.
12-Year-Old Unearths Large Diamond
It is the eighth largest brown diamond to be found and certified by park staff.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Challenge of Winter Dredging
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
Ask the Experts
Treating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
Prospecting for Iron in Alaska
The solo prospector in his canvas field clothes and skin-thick skiff is still king of the rain forest in southeastern Alaska. Even with all the highly trained field people and their helicopters, it is he who ventures forth across ocean water and in the bush to search for new wealth hidden beneath the green carpet of the vast Tongass Forest.
The Bawl Mill • Commercial Placer Mining With Jigs • Ask The Experts: Bench Top Crushers • Ask The Experts: How to remove precious metals from lead? • How to Properly Ground Balance to Find the Most Gold • Authorities Search for Lost Treasure Hunters • Alaska Geologist Survives Grizzly Attack • The Guaniamo Diamond Area, Venezuela—Part II • How California Became the Golden State • The Rocky Bar Mining District, Idaho • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices
The Jenkins Mine Project—The Golden Rules of Science • Melman on Gold & Silver • ICMJ Again Matches Funds For PLP Donations