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February 2009 by Staff• Steve Hicks describes how he received valuable help from Public lands for the People in his recent court win.
• Dr. Ralph Pray expands on a recent article on the Ortiz Mountains.
Unquestionably, the events of January 20, 2009, highlighted the news of the past month as on that date, the “torch of leadership” of America passed from the departing George W. Bush and into the hands of the 44th President, Barack Obama.
On a recent afternoon, Rick Richins fished a large piece of quartzite ore studded with glittering particles from the floor of a dark, dripping tunnel at the Kensington gold mine.
• Should I introduce mercury in the centrifugal bowl to aid gold recovery?
Dr. Ralph E. Pray
A bill was introduced and passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year that should make the exploration and opening of a mining operation faster and easier.
Q: I believe I have found a deposit that contains iridium. What can you tell me about iridium? Are there any tests I can do in the field to confirm it is iridium? How much is iridium worth? Where can I get it assayed? Can I refine it myself?
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