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The Rocks that Burn—Part II Is Oil Shale the Answer?

Opinions among experts in the energy business concerning present day oil shale development vary widely. Some think that more stringent energy conservation measures would make large-scale development of lamosite resources...

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Environmentalists are missing a golden opportunity
• Special-use authorization not needed

Comstock Mining Gets Approval


The approval, which affects 87 acres on the south end of Silver City, allows the company to move forward with exploration to determine the area's mining potential.

Gold in Chihuahua, Mexico


Chihuahua, about the size of Oregon, is Mexico’s largest state and one of its most prosperous, with a great influx of foreign capital. The capital city, Chihuahua (pop. 2 million), is 228 miles, by divided highway, south of El Paso, Texas. Topographically, the state can be divided into several provinces, from dry sandy deserts on the north and east, to the forested Sierra Madre Occidental on the west and southwest.

Looking Back


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

Ask the Experts: Do "corners" need to be in place on the ground for a claim to be valid?


Q: Do "corners" need to be in place on the ground for a claim to be valid?

The Stonewall Jackson Mine, San Diego County, California


For obvious reasons southern California is not known historically for its gold mines. Gold production was concentrated heavily in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the northern part of the state. However, the high mountainous region of eastern San Diego County was the site of a number of productive hardrock gold mines, notably in the late 19th century.

Minnesota Delays Decision on Mineral Leases


Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.

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