$100 Million Lost on Faulty ESA Listing
March 2005 by Associated PressThe Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed—and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Heading north along Highway 49 into the central Mother Lode, the first old mining town in Calaveras County was Melones, located along the banks of the Stanislaus River. The town was named for the unique coarse gold flakes found in the gravels that resembled melon seeds, hence the name that came from the Mexican miners.
What a month this was. In just thirty days, the financial markets went on binges upward and downward that took the world's breath away.
Q: What's the difference between a header box and a crash box?
Fundamental information on gold and silver turned more to the bullish side this past month, and we can point to three particular items as the basis for that conclusion.
• Federal budget priorities
• Wilderness bills proposed
• Inyo County fights back
• Comments needed by concerned miners in New Mexico
The Bawl Mill • Geologists Locate Giant Gemstones • Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service • Philippines Asks Foreigners to Invest in Mining • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers • Healthy Interest at Recent Vancouver Conferences • Idaho Silver Miners Come to Aid of Tsunami Victims • Picks & Pans: In Search of a Vein: Looking for Hardrock in the Talkeetna Mountains • Researchers Trace History of Hope Diamond • The "Rip-Roaring" Flood That Washed Out Mazuma, Nevada • Looking Back • Resolution Copper Mine, Arizona • Company Notes • China Ups Investment in Foreign Minerals • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices