Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
April 2005 by Staff
CMA Conference Summary
I recently attended two out of three days of the California Mining Association’s Annual Conference in Monterey, California, and found it well worth my time.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• California dredging update
• On a related issue, SB 233
• EPA and greenhouse gases
Hard Rock 101: Mechanical Techniques
Since we know that the secret to breaking rock is applying force from the inside out (putting tension on the rock), we will be looking at ways we can generate force using human and machine power.
Ask the Experts: VMS ore
Q: Are there any mills that handle VMS ore?
The Bawl Mill
• The Canadian exchange rate defense
• Excess vehicles are "driving" taxpayers crazy
• Dead snake delays construction
Barrick Offers $10 Million to Unlock Silver Ore
Barrick Gold Corporation is offering US$10 million to anyone who can unlock the silver from the ore at its Veladero gold mine in Argentina.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Progress Report on Washington State Small-Scale Regulations • Pediments • Bill to Allow Mining of Coeur d'Alene Basin • Dredging Below the Homestake • Looking Back • Picks & Pans: The Glory Hole • Enthusiastic Crowds at PDAC • Fraser Institute Survey Results Rank Best (and Worst) Mining Locales • Synclinal Oil • Small-Scale Prospecting & Mining (A Little History) • Higher Zinc Price Creates Opportunity • Government Appeals Miner Injury Case to Supreme Court • Melman on Gold & Silver