May 2005 by Scott HarnExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Re: ICMJ's Mine Market ads
• "The enjoyment of prospecting"
• ANWR through Senate
• Several proposed bills up for comment
• Okay, there is one good bill
• What's that smell?
• Do you recognize the face on that milk carton?
• The debate over hockey
• Sir, what size and color bra do you prefer?
• Beam me up
That prospecting effort you are about to spend your time on...is it worth your effort? If you are going to devote your time to it, you will need all the facts you can get.
Gold nuggets and serpentine contacts
There are several common ways that new mineral crystals form and grow. Perhaps the simplest is when minerals form through the cooling of molten rock and the atoms bond together into mineral crystals.
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