Miners Discuss Struggles at NWMA
January 2009 by Martin GriffithRobert Comer, regional solicitor for the Interior Department based in Denver, said there will be renewed interest in a 1999 legal opinion that gave the Interior Department the right to veto any mining proposal that causes substantial environmental harm.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Agriculture employees caught grazing on taxpayer funds
• A long wait at the bus stop...
• Taxpayers foot the bill...
• Sticky business
• Bush lets Roadless Rule take effect while promising changes
• USFS seeks comments for Utah forest
• A bold move by a small town
• Forest Service wants to encourage return of Canada lynx
• Update on Oregon's Measure 7
Diamond exploration in Canada has led to a major new industry that did not exist prior to six years ago. Yet today, Canada ranks as one of the world’s leading producers of gem-quality diamonds.
Researchers in Australia have uncovered evidence that a tiny microbe may have the Midas touch of Greek legend, capable of turning dust to gold.
Q: I live in SW Oregon, Gold Beach... I am getting small gold from this paleoplacer. Where would the most gold tend to be, in the sediment holding the pebbles together or in certain...rocks such as quartz breccia in the conglomerate?
The Bawl Mill • A Word From the Editor • Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part II • Placer Gold in the Ortiz Mountains • Ask The Experts—Where to Take Sulfide Ore for Processing • Ask The Experts—Where Would The Most Gold Tend To Be In This Deposit? • East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part I • Growing Pains of the Learning Curve • Stillwater At Half Speed • Elko County Has Highest State Median Income • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Pebble Deposit Reveals Mineral Potential