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Pombo Bill to Provide Some Relief for Miners

House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo is no stranger to controversy. As we highlighted in our November 2005 issue, he recently pushed through a bill to reform the Endangered Species Act, providing much needed improvements.

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Mining for Non-Geologists Field Trip Offered by GSN


The three-day trip will be led by long-time and well-respected Nevada consulting geologist Buster Hunsaker and will include tours of active gold, copper and industrial mineral mines, as well as stops that will examine new exploration and closure projects.

Ask The Experts—What is a "closed" claim?


Q: I’ve been using a computer program that lists both active and closed mining claims. Can you tell me the definition of a closed claim and why they would be shown?

Melman on Gold & Silver


Last month we witnessed numerous news items that appear to confirm a new, and perhaps ominous, trend in America’s relationships with the rest of the world. We are referring to a visible increase in America’s vulnerability to foreign actions.

Placer PGMs in Coon Creek, California


Lower Coon Mountain is located in the Klamath Mountains, some 10 to 15 miles east of Crescent City (pop. 4,400), which rises to an elevation of 2,841 feet. It is heavily forested except for a few areas that are underlain by serpentine. The mountain, which trends northeast, is bounded on the north by Craigs Creek, and on the south by Coon Creek.

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Rediscovering Placerville, California Part II


To get to the gold, the miners had to remove the shale pieces and stack them on the sides while sluicing the remaining material through their boxes.

Nevada's Lithium Boom


When prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.

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