CMA Conference Summary
July 2001 by Scott HarnI recently attended two out of three days of the California Mining Association’s Annual Conference in Monterey, California, and found it well worth my time.
Wild rumors sweeping this near bankrupt Pacific nation of a multibillion dollar stash of World War II gold bullion are wrong, the government said.
Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.
As decade-high gold and silver prices spark a renewed interest in mining in the West, there are few mining education programs and fewer students earning mining engineering degrees due to two decades of decline in the US mining industry.
The following are situations that the modern prospector would do well to research. Some specific areas are described, but more importantly they present background into what the author feels are worthwhile and generally overlooked situations...
Ceremonies for the inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2001, at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville, CO.
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If at all possible, please include the stock symbol with the name of the company under “Mining Stock Quotes”...
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