United States National Gold Panning Championships
August 2000 by Michael OkeyCompetition Results
• Two steps forward, several billion steps back
• No daylight "savings" in DC
• China invades Washington, DC
• Center gives new meaning to "protection"
Wild rumors sweeping this near bankrupt Pacific nation of a multibillion dollar stash of World War II gold bullion are wrong, the government said.
Just prior to press time, we made our way to Sacramento for the second public scoping meeting to comment on the first draft of the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) suction dredge permitting program and the new Environmental Impact Report.
One of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.
Since the founding of the original colony in 1836, minerals have proven a vital resource to fund the State’s development. Originally, copper was the lifeblood, being discovered not long after settlement.
While a great many questions remain unanswered, there is little doubt that a new financing option for small-scale mining operations, “crowdfunding,” is growing as a viable and legitimate funding source.
Due to technical difficulties, the online version of the February 2003 issue of ICMJ is currently unavailable. Please know we are working on this and will get the February issue uploaded as soon as possible. In the meantime, please enjoy the other issues of 2003! Thank you for your understanding! —ICMJ
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • August Hearing Set for Crandon Mine • Montana Approves Stillwater Expansion Bonds • Guest Editorial—Globalizing Mining in America, Part I • Quartzsite, Arizona • Groups Plan to Sue Over Lynx Protection • Picks & Pans: Treasure Hawk Mine—Cutthroat Mining Corporation • Company Notes • Nuggetshooting Eluvial Placers in the Western United States • 125 Years of Mining History in the Panamints • Cuba Revisited • 2000 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices