Tight Budgets Force Forest Service to Cut Back
June 2002 by Associated PressSeasonal wilderness-area rangers have been among the first to go as Forest Service managers juggle budget demands.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Idaho challenges EPA regulations
• California suction gold dredging
Proposed Regulations for California Suction Dredging
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
Ask The Experts: Potential for developing magnesite deposit
Q: What I would like to know is how to confirm if it is magnesite and the quality.
Lower Prices Bring Layoffs
The extensive cost reductions now being put in place are not just a short-term reaction to the recent drop in gold prices...
Ten Detecting Tips for the Savvy Desert Prospector
Prospectors who specialize in nugget detecting are especially interested in this special desert type, as it produces nuggets that are close to the surface of the ground and therefore more suitable to be found with a detector.
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
The Bawl Mill • ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 2002 • Mining Investment—Or Fraud? • Gold in Suriname • Golden Age of Gold Dredges • Prospecting With Limited Equipment • Looking Back • Beryllium in Utah • Company Notes • Picks & Pans: The Gold of "Eldorado Canyon"—Mariposa County, California • Fire Agate in Arizona • The Canton Lead • NAS Agrees to Review Superfund Science • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices