June 2000 by Staff• Southern Era
• X-Cal Resources
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
The dredge and our gear, with us clinging on to the sides, bounced along until it got hung up on a large boulder in the middle of the river.
When prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.
If everything you see, the men, the animals, the crude mechanism that grinds gold from rock, everything around you, looks to be from centuries ago, if the mysterious sound you hear is pure history and the smell around you is primitive, if the earth beneath your feet quivers with untold strangeness; and, the taste in your mouth sweeps time out of mind then, if all of this happens at once, if every one of your five senses has taken you into the past, then you’ve traveled back in time.
During the past month, we have witnessed an orgy of buying on many of the world’s markets with Japan soaring by over 1,000 points (see Nikkei chart), Germany and France rallying strongly and here in America, the NASDAQ Index has risen to over 1,700 (see chart). However, when we look at the economic fundamentals, it appears to be a case of, as Sir Winston Churchill might have put it, “Never have so many become so excited about so little.”
Increasing restrictions on use of public lands are causing a widening tear through the country's economic and social fabric.
• Azco Mining Inc.
• Hecla Mining Co.
• Canyon Resources Corp.
• Royal Oak Mines
• BHP World Minerals
• Pacific North West Capital
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