Barnes Store and Yankee Jims
November 2008 by Don Robinson...there was much speculation about what happened to Yankee Jim after he sold his claims and moved away. Rumors had it that he was involved in many underhanded activities, including arson at several different town sites.
What were we doing going down a 4.5 mile trail to a cold river where there was no guarantee of anything except some ice and maybe cold hands and feet? First it seemed our winter was going to be a drought, and then all that reversed.
The International Monetary Fund is reconsidering selling some of its gold reserves to help finance a Western debt-relief plan for some of the world's most debt-burdened countries, a top IMF official said.
The most important question, of course, is when these deteriorating fundamentals (positive for the precious metals) will overcome the lengthy deterioration in the long-term trading charts for gold and silver and their associated mining shares.
…for a change, it is time to turn away from the Trump-Mueller frenzy and concentrate once again on some of the other sources of information which can present us with valuable information related to our precious metals.
Some media outlets have speculated the hoard of coins came from a theft at the old US Mint in San Francisco that was reported in 1901.
The Valley of Fires lava flow outside Carrizozo is older than previously thought. In geologic terms, the central New Mexico volcanic feature is still a youngster at 5,000 years old. But that's considerably older than the 1,000-year-old tag scientists once placed on it...
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.
The Bawl Mill • Where To Find Diamonds • Miners Find Encouraging Prospects Near Livengood • The Business Of Mining: Profits, Losses, Hobbies and Businesses • Glen's Big Find • Suction Dredge Study • Lluvia de Oro— A Shower of Gold Awaiting Development in the Sierra Madre—Part I • Beyond The End of The Road • Mining Tax Increase Suggested • Opening Ceremony for Buckhorn Mine • Mining Journal Contest—How Much Is That Old Mining Journal Worth? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices