Oldest Journal Contest - The Winners
February 2009 by Scott HarnWe received entries from readers in fourteen states for our contest to find out who has the oldest surviving copy of the Journal, originally named the California Mining Journal..
Swedes were the first to note variations in the Earth's magnetic field, circa 1640, and they were the first to use the dip needle. They made the first magnetometer in 1870.
...it is beginning to appear that we are recently witnessing a gradual buildup of background information that could lend strength to the arguments for ultimately higher gold and silver prices.
• A skeleton in the closet
• Taxpayers are buying beds
• America's pastime
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
• $5.1 billion Postal (dis)Service loss...
• Stop the money flow...
• Doubly, even triply, irresponsible and unpatriotic...
It is not just a few small-scale prospectors who use a home office. An increasing number of miners, prospectors, and mining-related business owners are operating at least a portion of their business from a home office.
The legislators soon came to the realization that Mining Districts and our proposed bill can solve many of the problems they currently face in their home states.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • The St. Louis Gold District • Mining Boom May Be In Store For Upper Michigan • Mining Gold Near Elk Creek, Oregon • East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part II • Lost Canyon • High Court to Rule on Kensington Tailings • Prospecting in Tennessee • A Warning About Mercury • NovaGold Resources Receives Lifeline • Jerritt Canyon Mill May Reopen • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices