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Picks & Pans: All That Glitters Pans Out Well!

Armed with my heavy bucket of gravel and, most importantly, my gold pan, I anxiously waded knee-deep into the mucky water. At the ready, the swish-swash splish-splash was all I heard as I hurriedly shook my gold pan, turfing out all the bigger bits of rock and clumps of mud. My clean clothes and even my face were soon splattered with mud in my race to pan as much gold in 20 minutes as my spindly arms would allow!

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Company Notes


• Sterling Mining Co.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• Campbell Resources Inc.
• Teryl Resources Corp.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• Ashanti Goldfields
• AngloGold Ltd.

Gold Deposits of Montana


Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.

The Bawl Mill


• Falling flat on her Fannie
• Un-popularity contest
• Under-estimating health care
• Real lawsuit over imaginary biofuel

The Phoenix Gold Mine: A Brief History


The Phoenix Gold Mine is located approximately 7 miles south of Concord, North Carolina, and was discovered in about 1836, some 37 years following the first discovery of gold in the United States and a few years following the discovery of gold in quartz veins by Joseph Barringer.

BLM Increases Location & Maintenance Fees


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has increased mining claim location fees and maintenance fees in a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2009.

Enthusiastic Crowds at PDAC


Nearly 11,000 attended this year’s Prospector and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto. Joe Hamilton, president of the Convention Planning Committee, beleived he knew why the numbers were so high.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

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