July 2004 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
In South Africa, a "gregory" is the term applied to a blunder of major proportion. James Gregory will forever be remembered in South African slang as the professor from Great Britain who made one heck of a "gregory."
• Update on suction gold dredging
• Skeletons in the closet
• Stop horsing around!
• Know your veggies!
Mapping geology underground is not difficult if one knows the procedures. This article presents the procedures that will allow any miner to produce a geologic map of their workings.
The National Academy of Sciences has taken a step toward reviewing a proposed cleanup plan in Idaho.
Q: I would like to know the following on the metal nickel:
• Where is it mined?
• Why is the unit price so large—is this for a metric ton?
America’s reliance on foreign imports for minerals and metals continues at an alarming rate. The US Geological Survey reported that the US imported $132 billion in nonfuel minerals and metals in 2006.
The Bawl Mill • Mining Claim Fees Are Going Up • Our Readers Say • Buell Park Pipe, Arizona • Mines and Money • Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part II • Two Nevada Mines Look to Supply Own Power • Paleontonlogical Resources Preservation Act • Picks & Pans: Mexican "Edventure" • Over the Divide • Flat-Fault Gold in Sonora, Mexico • The Fern Mine • Map Offers Look at Butte's Mining History • Gold in China • 2004 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices