A Word from the Editor
September 2000 by Scott HarnI've received a few letters over the past year regarding assays and assayers. Most wanted to know how to tell the good ones from the bad. You'll find most of these questions answered by Ralph Pray in his article, "Fake Assays and Assayers," in this month's issue.
The World Gold Council reports that gold jewelry demand in the first nine months of 2000 is running a little above the record level of last year. Jewelry demand for the nine months was 2,114 tonnes, 1% above the level of a year ago, according to their quarterly survey “Gold Demand Trends.”
“When he stepped into the clearing he didn’t snarl and stand up and show me how big he was. He just came for me,” Miller said.
This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
Well, will wonders never cease!? It appears that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan actually smiled when giving his most recent testimony to Congress. Actually, he was so upbeat that he carried the whole stock market with him—as well as others around the world. In fact, if there was one over-riding characteristic of the past month, it was the return of optimism over the economic future.
An era ended in Leadville February 4, when the last miners left the Black Cloud mine and hung up their brass tags for the last time.
Many miners have failed to exercise their rights by using the power of their Mining Districts and laws that are already on the books, such as 43 CFR 9712.1, which states…
The Reno Masonic Lodge was built along the railroad tracks back when Ulysses S. Grant was president and shortly after the Comstock Lode of gold and silver was struck in Virginia City.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Guest Editorial—Globalizing Mining in America, Part II • Gold Point, Nevada—A One-Man Mining Town Restoration • Rare Coin Makes a Mint at Auction • Letter to the Editor • Jackson Hole Gold, Wyoming • Picks & Pans: Big River Dredging in Northern California • Fake Assays & Assayers • Turning Acid Mine Drainage Into Drinking Water?—Grass Valley Company May Have the Answer • Everything You Need to Know About Gold Wheels • Exceptional Gold Dredging in New Zealand • Lightning Creek, British Columbia • Mine Reopening Could Revive Region • Willow Creek Dredging Trip • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • More Treasure From Sunken Ship