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• Government discovers new method to subsidize airlines
• California uses environmentalists' favorite tool against them
• Delayed gratification
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Mining Reform and Congress


After years of negotiations between environmentalists and industry groups, observers say efforts to reform the 1872 Mining Law may finally pick up steam in Congress.

The Bawl Mill


• House members "earn" another raise
• Not the sharpest knife in the drawer...I mean...clerk in the store
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Gold in Mono County, California


Lode gold and silver mines and prospects can be found in many parts of Mono County, from the Sweetwater Mountains on the north to the White Mountains on the south, and at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. Mining activity on the rugged east flank of the Sierra Nevada is now severely restricted, especially in resort areas and where lands adjoin Yosemite National Park.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Leaked documents show BLM’s true intentions
• New Oregon small-scale prospecting rules

Millie's Tailings


"Swanee" McBride knew how to make a safe trail along the narrow edge of a high, steep slope bordering his mining claims. It twisted into sharp turns as it wound around massive pines and huge boulders.

Looking Back


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

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