The Bawl Mill
November 2002 by Staff• “Dole”ing out spam
• Martinis with the Mayor
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• Politically and fashionably correct
Placer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.
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• Gore’s Inconvenient Truth
A state House committee supported legislation sponsored by Rep. Dick Harwood that would allow state mining leases for tailings and dumps, which Idaho law currently prohibits.
The hoopla is over, the spectacular shows are just a memory. The fact is, we're stuck in the 2000s whether we like it or not! And the sad—or glad—reality is that changing the year's first number from a "one" to a "two" hasn't really changed anything other than giving us oldtimers some minor irritation now and then until we get used to things.
One of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.
For those who are perplexed and puzzled by the mystery of “hot rocks,” or are considering using a VLF-type metal detector to seek gold nuggets, please read on.
Our Readers Say • Lamproites and Diamonds • Working the Belmont Mine, Butte, Montana—1953 (Part 2) • A Real Placer Miner • Mojave Desert Gold • Miner Unhappy After Judge Dismisses Charges • Picks & Pans: Fig Tree, Grape Vine and Good Gold • Sluicing on Bedrock • Sandstone Silver in Texas • A Few Prospecting Notes From Jim Straight • Explorers to Salvage Gold-Laden Ship • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back