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Why Did This Silver Mine Close?

Bad management, cave-ins, the lack of adequate capitalization, bad winters—the list of possible scenarios that might have closed a mine is a long one.

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Gold Too Big to Carry


There is a unique anticipation that comes with waking in gold country. The long early morning rays bring warmth after a cold night. Restless nights allow thoughts of gold hidden in the ground for too long.

Looking Back


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

Hecla Fights Bad Actor Label in Montana


Environmental groups last year urged Montana regulators to impose the bad actor designation, and now are seeking to intervene in the case.

Mining Claims—What to Know Before You File


During the initial assessment year (the year of location), the claim maintenance fee must be paid at the time the notice of location is filed with the Bureau of Land Management. Failure to pay the claim maintenance fee will void the claim.

The Wild Rush To Find More Cobalt—Part II


In this second part on cobalt, I will take a look at the various types of cobalt deposits and how you can prospect for them. Who knows—perhaps the next big cobalt strike will be yours.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• SREP appeals
• No decision yet in Karuk case
• Right to Access bill

PLP Update


Priorities will include meeting with the EPA regarding suction gold dredging permitting and with the Forest Service regarding revisions to CFR 228A regulations related to mining and access on public lands.

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