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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

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Gold Deposits in Skarn


Skarn consists of coarse-grained calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum silicates formed by hydrothermal solutions, which replace limestone or dolomite near the contact with an igneous intrusion. The contact metamorphism is usually caused by an intrusion such as quartz monzonite, granodiorite, or similar rock type, which may or may not be mineralized.

Labor Dept. Approves Aid to Laid-off Nevada Miners


The U.S. Labor Department approved special retraining and job-search assistance for more than 400 mine workers recently laid off at the BHP Copper Mine near Ely.

Liberty and the Phoenix Mine


Liberty, Washington is located in the mountains near Yakima and Ellensburg. There is nothing much in Liberty except for about 20 houses on patented mining claims and a lot of dry holes.

The Bawl Mill


Tropical island tax havens for big business...
Who is guarding the loot?
US Forest "Self" Service

Our Readers Say


This is in response to Norbert Beckstrom’s letter in the November issue of the ICMJ. He wrote in reference to a letter by Jerry Hobbs in the October issue. If anyone opened up a can of worms, it is Mr. Beckstrom.

The Bawl Mill


• Do you suppose they're looking for more than pizza?...
• Ouch, that bite hurts!...
• "Don't do as I do—do as I say," seems to be the attitude of the IRS"

Fall Drywashing—Just the Right Time of Year


I could see lots of quartz, both loose on the hillsides and in the numerous small prospect diggings. There was a small gold rush here more than a century ago.

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