Scott Harn - Editor

Posting Rules, Terms of Service, etc

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#1 Rule -- ADVERTISING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THIS FORUM and you will be BANNED ON YOUR FIRST OFFENSE.  I don't think we can make this any clearer -- this is not the place to post advertisements.

 

Welcome to our forum! We had a few glitches, but we seem to have most of the bugs worked out.
 
Our goal is to provide a place for miners and prospectors of all skill levels to exchange information. Of course, we hope you will also discover that our monthly publication, ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal, is the other important piece of this information puzzle you can't live without.
 
As most of you know, we have been serving the mining industry for a long time -- since 1931.  It takes a long time to build a reputation for honesty and integrity, and we are seeking your help to remain an industry leader.
 
We have an opportunity here with this forum to have some great exchanges of information. We have moderators, but it is impossible for them to monitor every message. We need your help to keep each forum on topic and to avoid posting derogatory or objectionable material.  Off-topic posts will be deleted.
 
Currently, your moderators are:
 
Chris Ralph, Associate Editor, ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal

Chris has been writing for us since 2004, and he took on the role of Associate Editor in 2008. He has experience in small and large scale mining, in both surface and underground operations. Chris has a degree in Mining Engineering from Nevada's Mackay School of Mines. He is an individual prospector who has been prospecting in California, Nevada, Arizona and Alaska for many years, and recently made his first venture into Australia in search of gold. Chris contributes several articles each month, including our "Ask The Experts" column.  (View the list of articles Chris has written for the Journal.)  He is based in Reno, Nevada.

 
Scott Harn, Editor/Publisher, ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal

Scott is a third-generation Editor/Publisher for the Journal, following his father and grandfather. He took over as Editor/Publisher in 1999, though he has been involved with the Journal since the mid-1970s.  Scott is a small-scale miner/dredger who has prospected in California, Oregon, Washington and Montana. He authors an article or two each month for the Journal, including the "Legislative and Regulatory Update" column. (View the list of articles Scott has written for the Journal.)  Scott is based in Aptos, California.

 

Steve Herschbach, Senior Writer

Steve has been prospecting, highbanking, dredging, and metal detecting for gold since the early 70s. He eventually acquired a large placer and hardrock property at Moore Creek, Alaska and has claims at other locations in the state. Lately his prospecting ventures have expanded to Nevada, California, the UK and Australia. His interests have expanded to include gold, copper, silver, platinum, and even meteorites. Steve co-founded a dealership in 1976 that became one of the largest multi-line suppliers of prospecting and metal detecting equipment in the country. He is a respected writer and teacher, and has authored several articles for the Journal. (View a list of articles Steve has written for the Journal.) Steve is based in Alaska.

 

Dick Hammond (aka: chickenminer)

Dick has been a year-round resident of the remote little town of Chicken, Alaska for over 40 years. His entry into mining started as a youngster pulling rocks down a sluicebox for his grandfather, a start that just naturally turned into a career as a commercial placer miner in Alaska's historic Fortymile Mining District. He has fabricated much of his own mining equipment including trommels and shaker plants. His interests are varied, including winter prospecting, rockhounding, lapidary and just about all aspects of the placer industry.

 

 

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Thank you for setting up this forum!  We are new to prospecting and have learned allot from Steve H. and the chicken miner.  We lookforward to learning more and sharing our ideas and adventures!

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Editor:

Good Start. Need to have a link for information, like this, on the first page. Title it something like Newcomers Start Here or How this Forum Works. I had to look around a little bit to find this starting place.

Thanks. It is good to start something like this.

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Editor:

I noticed that the last person that added a comment is listed as the author "by" in the list of topics. Shouldn't it be the person who posted the initial question?

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Just a clarification:

 

Cutting and pasting the work of others is a problem because that work is automatically protected by copyright law when the author writes it. It is easy to cut and past the work of others on modern computers, but doing that without permission from the author is a violation of US copyright law. Technically, the ICMJ could get in trouble for publishing that work without permission on our website. So to be clear, I would ask that everyone refrain from posting works written by other people unless you have their express permission. This includes other websites, other magazines, newsletters, reports, books and just about any other previously published material.

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Editor:

I noticed that the last person that added a comment is listed as the author "by" in the list of topics. Shouldn't it be the person who posted the initial question?

It is not listing the author of the thread. It is telling you who made the last comment, at what time, and on what thread.

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I did notice that I could not find a way to embed a youtube video on a post.

Am I missing something?

Normally it's a BB code button.

Thanks

Doc

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If this  forum turns out to be anywhere near as good as the magazine then it's going to be a huge help to miners of all levels.  Even though I've been prospecting since the mid 80s, I only consider myself an advanced beginner, so I've still got lots to learn.

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