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Legislative Update


Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts

The Treasure Detective—Part III


In the 1800s, rich silver and gold mines along the eastern Sierras were supplied from Los Angeles by a wagon road with an important stage stop at Freeman Junction. Wagons carrying the gold and silver back from the mines to Los Angeles followed the same wagon road. A cottage industry of robbery arose where numerous individuals made a living holding up these wagons and making off into the hills with the loot.

Explosives Camp Lets Students Explore Booming Career Path


Ahhh, summer camp. Lazy days frolicking at the pool. Meeting new friends and swapping stories around the campfire. Slicing steel I-beams and concrete pillars and blowing them apart with C4 high explosives.

Endangered Species Act is a Mess


You’ve likely read about some of the problems with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Legislative Update section, and in previous issues of our publication. The problems never seem to end, and it is way past the time for reform. A current story highlights some of these problems.

Melman on Gold & Silver


What a difference a little time makes. Just a few months ago the liberal left was celebrating one triumph after another. Tony Blair became Prime Minister of Britain, the Liberals won a resounding triumph in Canada and the left was rejoicing in a robust economic expansion under the leadership of President Clinton. But their theme song, “Happy Days Are Here Again,” has an empty ring now...

Miners Go To Work In Washington


Nearly two decades after it was first proposed, a mine on Buckhorn Mountain in remote north-central Washington will begin producing gold-bearing ore.

Understanding Skim Bar Placers


Perhaps the most notable thing about skim placers is that they form on the top surface of gravel bars, as opposed to coarser gold placers where the weight of the gold particles allows the gold to settle down on or near bedrock.

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