January 2000 by StaffExcerpts from CMJ, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
We can either surrender or draw a line in the sand and fight to hold the remaining mining rights we still have.
Gold was discovered on the upper peninsula of Michigan around 1845, about the same time that rich iron and copper deposits were being put into production. Despite the discovery of gold and silver, most interest centered about iron...
Before I tell you what dredging backwards is, I’ll tell you why my team and I decided to give this very unconventional dredging method a try.
Who would have thought it possible? According to a New York Times editorial in late January, they predict that the terrorist attack on September 11 will not be remembered by historians as the most significant event of the last half of 2001. Their new choice is the collapse of corporate giant Enron—and they just may be right.
The hope was that a bit of the gold from that famous old pocket mine had worked its way down the slope of the hill and into the gravels Pat and his crew were planning to mine.
In March 2012, the Obama administration filed a World Trade Organization complaint against China. Now this is the election season, and taking potshots at China is an easy and natural thing for just about any politician to do. It’s almost as easy as offering support for motherhood and apple pie because virtually no one is going to oppose you. But this complaint was about mining, and so I thought it worthwhile...
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