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Shortage of Mining Engineers Projected

As decade-high gold and silver prices spark a renewed interest in mining in the West, there are few mining education programs and fewer students earning mining engineering degrees due to two decades of decline in the US mining industry.

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The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007


The Bush administration publicly announced they are against The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 (HR 2262), a bill that would drastically revise the 1872 Mining Law.

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Economic Analysis on Critical Habitat for Bull Trout


The US Fish & Wildlife Service has released the economic analysis and reopened the comment period for their proposal to designate critical habitat for the bull trout in 18,469 river miles and 532,721 acres of lake and reservoir habitat across the Western states.

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A Few Prospecting Notes From Jim Straight


The article that appeared in the October 2002 Issue of ICMJ, “Confessions of a Professional Nuggetshooter,” by Lunk, is an example of how to use a “deep-seeking-type” metal detector to lay down a grid pattern to “mine” eluvial placer gold after prospecting and finding the first nugget as the locus.

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