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USGS Reports Increase of Imported Minerals

Since 1993, US reliance on imports of raw and processed materials of mineral origin has increased more than seven fold.

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Due to technical difficulties, the photos in the September 2004 issue of ICMJ are currently unavailable for the online version of the magazine.  Please know we are working on this and will get the photos loaded as soon as we can.  In the meantime, please enjoy the articles as usual! Thank you for your understanding!  ICMJ

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Hike in mining claim fees
• Hearing on suction gold dredging in California
• Interior wants mining reform

Melman on Gold & Silver


If the events of the past month have proven anything, they have confirmed the old adage that gold is truly a measuring device for the “International Temperature.” During the first half of the year and into mid-August, wars, threats of Iranian “peaceful” nuclear devices and North Korean nuclear jawboning drove gold to two-decade highs and kept it well above $600 per ounce.

Highbanking on the Similkameen River


In digging the gravel, I found there were three flood layers present that were not there last winter, with about a foot of sand on top of the gravel. This was followed by eight inches or so of small rock and lots of broken granite material...

Utah Proposes Using Eminent Domain Against Federal Government


Conservative Utah lawmakers want to spark a US Supreme Court case that could ultimately allow states to develop resource-rich parcels of land that are now off limits where the federal government is the landlord.

Metals and Precious Stones in Wyoming


Wyoming is an excellent place for prospectors, rock hounds, and companies to search for a variety of mineral resources.

Eolian Placer Gold


I would first like to mention that I am not a geologist. I have, however, spent the last 8 years intently searching for gold nuggets with a metal detector. I have found gold in numerous locations, and in several different types of gold deposits.

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