January 2005 by Scott HarnExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
A major diamond mystery has finally been cracked. For 40 years, scientists have tried but failed to apply so much pressure on the hard rocks that they would become something other than diamond. Now researchers reported that they succeeded.
Most American markets greeted the first few trading days of the new year with substantial selling. Compared to their 2004 year-end levels, by January 11, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had declined almost 300 points, the NASDAQ Composite had fallen from 2,185 to near 2,080 while the S&P 500 had dropped from 1,217 to 1,183.
• ESA reform, finally
• BLM finalizes another fee hike
In twin blows to environmentalists, a Senate panel decided June 22nd to cut a high-profile proposal by President Clinton for buying park land and to limit an effort to restrict waste dumping at some hard-rock mines.
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
Q: What does MDB&M stand for?
The Bawl Mill • Convention Report • Interview with Congressman Gibbons on Mining Law Reform • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part II—Pocket Hunting for Residual Placers • Gold Canyon Resources Targets Gallium • Tucson Mountain Chaos • Picks & Pans: Auburn Ravine Gold • Suit Filed to Stop Mining in Northern California • Niobium and Tantalum • The Iola Mine Group, Montgomery County, North Carolina • Effectively Using a Detector and Drywasher for Placer Gold • Mining Companies Use Conservative Valuations • Company Notes • Accident at Robinson Mine Leaves Two Dead • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices