June 2002 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Nevada Historical Society's
"This Was Nevada Series"
Floods and landslides that struck Sri Lanka several months ago, killing 266 people, may bring a windfall for miners. The movement of tons of soil and rock is believed to have unearthed new gems according to local industry workers.
Bodie, California, in its heyday, was once rumored to be one of the roughest and most lawless towns in the American West.
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
• From NASA, with warmest regards
• Anything new to report?
There are loads of new gold prospectors attracted by the current high prices, and so I thought it might be a great time to take a look at what makes some prospectors so much more successful than others.
• Our tax dollars at work, or not...
• Crafty robbers make another withdrawl
• Nebraska Governor earns our praise for saving taxpayer money
• State cries "wolf!"
• Let's end on an up note
The Bawl Mill • ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 2002 • Mining Investment—Or Fraud? • Gold in Suriname • Golden Age of Gold Dredges • Prospecting With Limited Equipment • Beryllium in Utah • Company Notes • Picks & Pans: The Gold of "Eldorado Canyon"—Mariposa County, California • Fire Agate in Arizona • The Canton Lead • NAS Agrees to Review Superfund Science • Tight Budgets Force Forest Service to Cut Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices