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

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Gold in the Chinle Formation


The Chinle Formation, of Triassic age, underlies about 100,000 square miles in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. It adds to the scenic grandeur of the great Colorado Plateau province, noted for its high cliffs and deep canyons.

Nevada Creates Mining Claim Tax to Balance Budget


The loss of exploration monies that provide jobs and eventually lead to new mines may well cost the state far more in the long run than the new fees will raise.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • Oregon miners to petition for US Supreme Court review
  • Two executive orders to reign in federal agencies
  • Petition for Joshua tree as a threatened species

Company Notes


• Great Basin Gold
• Hecla Mining Company
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• U.S. Gold Corp.
• X-Cal Resources Ltd.
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Corner Bay Silver Inc.

The Reynolds (Star) Gold Mine


The Reynolds gold mine is located approximately 6 miles northeast of the town of Troy, North Carolina, the county seat of Montgomery County. According to old reports, the mine was discovered around 1800. Production reports from the mine are sketchy, but mention the occurrence of telluride minerals associated with the gold. Early work was apparently confined to a number of quartz veins that traverse the property in a northeasterly direction.

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The Bawl Mill


• Unsustainable is an understatement
• Famous last words...
• Their good deed did not go unnoticed
• Truth in Advertising

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