August 2002 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
• Falling flat on her Fannie
• Un-popularity contest
• Under-estimating health care
• Real lawsuit over imaginary biofuel
Bonding regulation changes went into effect in December 2001, requiring many small miners who had been operating under a Notice of Intent to obtain bonding for their operations.
Legislation before Congress would enable the federal government to become a net silver buyer for the first time in four decades.
In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
The Bawl Mill • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Raises Harassment of Miners to a New Level • Oregon Miners File Suit Against Fisheries Service • BLM Land Swap Deal Raises Eyebrows • Gold in Nevada • The Greenhorn • Striking Gold • The Bombarded 38' Parallel • Picks & Pans: The Trophy Hunt • Corner Country Gold • Something to Consider When You Go Dredging • Western Mining Artifact Collectors Show • Rattlesnakes • The Gold Hill and Iowa Mine 1895-1938 • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices