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Ask the Experts—How can I separate gold from carbon?

Q: [I have] fine gold in activated coconut shell carbon after treatment with a battery charger, battery and salt, from my deep wells. In the furnace, the carbon does not burn away to free the gold, but mixes worse than ever...

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A True Endangered Species


Immediate action is needed. I would like to recommend that Homo sapiens be listed as a “threatened species” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Company Notes


• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Manhattan Minerals Corp.
• Phelps Dodge Corp.
• Gammon Lake Resources Inc.
• Glamis Gold Ltd.
• Quadra Mining Ltd.
• Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ltd.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act

New Arsenic Study Supports Tougher Standards


A National Academy of Sciences report shows that the Environmental Protection Agency greatly underestimated the cancer risks of arsenic in drinking water, according to EPA officials and other environmental experts familiar with the report.

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EPA Offers Liability Protection to Spur Cleanups


Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won’t be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Melman on Gold & Silver


The entire petroleum complex has once again taken center stage in the world’s financial markets as prices for crude surged to near all-time highs at $55 per barrel and associated products such as heating oil and unleaded gasoline (see chart analysis below) soared through previous peaks. What made these new rallies so remarkable...

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