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Columbians Continue Search for Emeralds

Despite a drop in emerald production in Colombia, “green fever” still burns among miners who yearn to find a stone big or pure enough to answer all their worldy needs.

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GM to Cancel Mining Contracts


Governor Brian Schweitzer is calling on the Obama administration to force General Motors to honor its contract with a Montana mining company instead of going overseas to buy the precious metals used to control vehicle pollution.

Melman on Gold & Silver


As noted on page 26 of this publication, your columnist spent five days in January immersed in two important conventions regarding precious metals mining and, of all the pieces of information bandied about within the mining community, one unbelievable set of numbers, little known or noticed by the public—but of immense potential impact on our world of gold and silver...

A Trip to Morgan-Monroe State Forest of Indiana


Some experienced panners with the vigor and longevity to spend a full day panning in the small creeks and ravines can possibly find as much as a gram or more on a good day.

Michigan Proposal Would Restrict Mining Operations


A group called Michigan Save Our Water Committee is seeking a Michigan ballot measure that would prohibit some types of mining and restrict others.

Metals Trader Blows the Whistle on Gold & Silver Price Manipulation


Maguire and the traders and companies they represent were all aware of the price manipulation and were all profiting from it, but it became such a regular occurrence that his conscience told him it was time to put a stop to it. That’s when he contacted the CFTC.

Picks & Pans: Koyukuk River Gold—Prospecting Alaska's Brooks Range


The water rose up in a great splash around the front of the pickup. The tires smashed into a couple of large boulders and suddenly the truck nosed down into a deep hole and bounced back out as I stepped on the gas pedal.

Placer Gold in Russia


Russia is the world’s largest country, some 66 million square miles that stretch over 6,000 miles, east-west, across northern Europe and Asia. The population of 150 million is only half that of the United States, being confined mostly to the European part of Russia and the southern part of Siberia.

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