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June 3, 2010
ICMJ Newsletter - Vol. 1, No. 2


The June issue has been printed and is on its way to subscribers. A few important items of interest came to light after the issue was printed and I wanted to pass that information on to you, our readers.

And here's a friendly reminder -- Father's Day is Sunday, June 20, 2010. (Hint: We can send along a card with a gift subscription.)


Comments needed from small-scale miners and assayers on proposed EPQ mercury rule
(ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal)
EPA has now issued its proposed rule, and based on the results it appears that limited or no input was received from small-scale miners and assayers. In order to prevent a major headache, it's imperative that you take a few minutes to send in your comments.

Washington miners avoid new small-scale regulations, for now
(ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal)
Meetings occurred behind closed doors and via email for several months when the Resources Coaltion learned of their activities through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Are you a retired miner in California with some time to spare?
(ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal)
It would be great if miners could get involved in the DFG volunteer program to see how, where and what they are teaching.


Public supports energy over environment: poll
For the first time in 10 years Americans are more likely to say the United States should give more priority to developing oil, natural gas and coal than to protecting the environment...

Gallup Poll shows largest Republication lead in history
(Yahoo News)
With five months to go before the general election, a new poll finds that Republicans have opened their widest lead yet when it comes to which party voters prefer this fall.


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June 2010 Issue


ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
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Update on Oregon, Idaho and California Suction Dredge Permits
As expected, the State of Oregon has proposed a new general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that is considerably more restrictive than the one that is currently in effect
Chris Ralph
ECU Silver Mining Continues The Legacy
Mexico has a lengthy history of mining and one of the regions most associated with that activity is Durango State in the north-central part of the country.
Leonard Melman

(If you currently have a print subscription and would like to add online access, feel free to give us call. It's only $4 additional per year.)
The Bawl Mill
• Set for life...at everyone else’s expense
• As long as we’re giving away money...
• Consulting pays well in NY
• The old bait and switch...
• Not an enviable record
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Congress plays dirty with the Clean Water Act
• Quick action brings reward
• Proposed monuments
Scott Harn
Sluicing at Rocky Bar, Idaho
Like any good prospector, I sampled the bedrock—and am glad I did. I found a half a dozen pieces in the first pan, so I took a second pan. The results were the same.
Alan J. Chenworth
Nine Pound Nugget Found In Northern California!
Nine pound nugget found in
                                                            2010 in Nevada County, CaliforniaA recent discovery in Northern California has proven once again that there is still good gold to be found if you do your homework.
Scott Harn
How Much Gold Is In My Gold-Quartz Specimen
The method is based on the fact that gold is much denser than quartz, and the more gold that is present in a specimen, the higher the density of the piece will be as a whole.
Chris Ralph
Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits
Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.
Jim Halloran
Ask The Experts: Can you help me identify these items?
Q: Can you help me identify these items?
Chris Ralph
Getting The Most Value From Your Gold-Quartz Specimens
Just simply crushing up all your specimens for their gold content may be a serious waste of potential cash.
Chris Ralph
Highbanking and the House Rock
I hit bedrock at two feet and followed it down as it appeared that I was on the edge of a rib that ran with the river. This was beginning to look very promising and I was seeing some small gold—pieces and flakes—in the header of my sluice box.
Tom Leftwich
Fix or Replace, Depreciate or Write-Off
In today’s economy, the question is often not whether to fix or replace equipment, fixtures, business assets or even the building housing the mining operation or mining-related business, it is which path is affordable.
Mark E. Battersby
Melman on Gold & Silver
...we cannot help but wonder exactly how nation after nation, already massively in debt and presently burdened with monumental operating deficits, is going to come up with such largesse. We also wonder exactly how going ever-more deeply into debt is going to resolve a debt crisis.
Leonard Melman
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