December 1999 by Carolyn Dobbs"Swanee" McBride knew how to make a safe trail along the narrow edge of a high, steep slope bordering his mining claims. It twisted into sharp turns as it wound around massive pines and huge boulders.
• Comments needed for proposed wilderness in southern Arizona
• Miner wins in court; Forest Service appeals
• BLM directors held accountable
• CBM lawsuit may change venue
- Imitation is the sincerest form of...theft
- SF hands out more needles than report cards
The modern gold prospector is a person of great moral fiber who loves the freedoms of this country and understands that with rights come responsibilities.
During the mid-1800s until about 1920, the settlers of the West tended to be quite optimistic, but in reality they flew with a wing and a prayer.
The modern tangential impulse water wheel, a device best suited for hydroelectric power production where high water head is available, is an ingenious device born in the historic gold mining industry of California in the 19th Century.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Our Readers Say • Desert Phone Trashed • ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 1999 • Advertising Manager Leaving ICMJ • Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy • The Search Continues • Guest Editorial: U.S. Government—Like Nobody's Business • Circulation and Collections Manager Leaving ICMJ • Company Notes • House Chair Requests Records on Forest Decision • BLM Wants to Withdraw South Pass Public Land • Silverton Preserving Lofty Symbol of Mining Era • Hijackers Make Off With 660 Pounds of Gold • Prospecting With a Magnetometer • 1999 Tables of Content • Lighting the Way Underground 1860-1940s • Picks & Pans: Crevicing & Sniping for Placer Gold • Looking Back • Gold in Sonora • Forest Service Boss Quits in Bull Trout Flap • Melman on Gold & Silver • European Gold Miners Seek Clarification Letter • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Squeezing Diamond Into Graphite