The Bawl Mill
March 2001 by Scott Harn• Thieves bag a golden frog in museum heist...or do they?
• Aquarium workers ate protected sea turtle...
• Woman entitled to sue over being called "Monica Lewinsky"
• An Affair to Remember...
Public Lands for the People has established an online petition. We would like to gather thousands of signatures from across the country to show members of Congress that their constituents are supporting this legislation.
Gold in Alabama
Alabama, 52,423 square miles in area, lies at the southwestern end of the Appalachian Mountains. The highest point in the state is only 2,407 feet above sea level. Summers are long and humid, whereas winters are mild.
Diary of a Diamond Prospector
I couldn’t wait to get started. With no field budget, an assay budget of $100/year, a 1975-Ford Bronco that was a road hazard, a gas card, a topo map and full support of the director, I headed to the State Line district near Tie Siding along US Highway 287 to begin mapping kimberlite.
Prospecting With a Magnetometer
Swedes were the first to note variations in the Earth's magnetic field, circa 1640, and they were the first to use the dip needle. They made the first magnetometer in 1870.
Springtime Sampling In The High Desert
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
The Bawl Mill
• The "no shrimp left behind" act
• Someone has exceeded their credit limit
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