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An Expensive Lesson

Alaska is a land of extremes and the weather is no exception. By the time we reached the mighty Yukon River we could see a dark line of clouds stretching from east to west as far as the eye could see.

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Montana Postpones Mining Rule


A proposal to toughen mine regulation in Montana was tabled by a state board while a block away, Governor Brian Schweitzer met with mining executives to get their comments on the rule and hear about the mining industry.

A Day On The Yuba River


There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.

Melman on Gold & Silver


...while the public appears sold on the idea of imminent recovery and government politicians continually issue statements in support of that concept, several responsible columnists have issued their own predictions, and they are hardly optimistic.

The Rocky Bar Mining District, Idaho


Rocky Bar sits on the north slope of Horse Ranch Mountain, and while the most productive placers were found in Bear Creek below Rocky Bar, most of the creeks on the south, east and north sides of the mountain contain placer gold and were worked commercially in the past.

Platinum Group Metals


Platinum is only one of a group of related metals that are referred to as platinum group metals (PGMs), because platinum in its native state usually contains all six metals of the group along with some iron.

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