Covers/Tables of Content
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Table of Contents
•The Bawl Mill
•Legislative and Regulatory Update
California Senator proposes locking up 2.5 million acres with "Wilderness" designation
Battle over the rights of people versus fish continues in the Klamath Basin
Sound science or "fairy tales" (Global warming)
•ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 2002
The award was presented in April at the B.O.N.E. convention which is held annually in Keene, New Hampshire.
•Mining Investment--Or Fraud?
by Larry W. Monroe
During the course of many years of employment as a geologist, I have seen many opportunities for investment in mining and oil exploration. Unfortunately these were often opportunities for the promoters to acquire great wealth with little risk.
•Gold in Suriname
by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhD
Those who venture into the interior do so in expeditions, not field trips. Many rich lode and placer grounds await discovery by young, adventurous types who are properly prepared.
•Golden Age of Gold Dredges
by Frank Lorey III
Over one hundred years ago, gold mining in California saw a radically new method tried out in the major rivers of the Central Valley. Large gold dredges floated lazily but noisily on the waters, bringing up the rich gravel from deep below.
•Prospecting with Limited Equipment
by Ron Wendt
A simple item that works well, and is convenient to pack in, is a one-inch pile carpet, measuring about four feet by four feet. It's easy to stuff in your pack and is great for sluicing.
•Looking Back - June 1952
•Beryllium in Utah
by Edgar B. Heylmun
A rockhound was collecting opal nodules on alluvial flats southwest of Spor Mountain in 1959, and he became interested in fluorite and other crystals found inside the nodules. He took the nodules to the offices of Beryllium Resources, Inc., in Ely, Nevada.
American Silver Corp.
NovaGold Resources Inc.
Canyon Resources Corp.
Great Quest Metals Ltd.
African Metals Corp.
•Picks & Pans: The Gold of "Eldorado Canyon" -- Mariposa County, California
by Gary Baldridge
First let me say that Eldorado Canyon is what we call this area, but it's not the real name. It's a piece of private property where we have permission to metal detect; I do not want to start another gold rush!
•Fire Agate in Arizona
by Edgar B. Heylmun
There are a number of fire agate localities in Arizona, only a few have been publicized. Prior to 1950, prized agate was lying around in abundance, but most of the localities have now been heavily worked. Those who are willing and able t hike and dig will still find good material. The localities which are known to the general public are shown on the accompanying map...
•The Canton Lead
by Jim Foster
It was a Sunday morning in May 1857, when seven hundred Chinese miners rested at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range near what was to become the provincial city of Ararat. While replenishing their water supplies at a spring, they made a chance discovery of the Canton Lead, the world's richest shallow alluvial gold field.
•NAS Agrees to Review Superfund Science
"Enough smart people have come to me that I have lots of questions about EPA's science and modeling," [Representative Butch] Otter [R-Idaho] said.
•Tight Budgets Force Forest Service to Cut Back
Seasonal wilderness-area rangers have been among the first to go as Forest Service managers juggle budget demands.
•ICMJ's 2002 Photo Contest Form
•Melman on Gold & Silver
by Leonard Melman
•Mineral & Metal Prices
•Mine Market—Classified Ads (10 pages)