Consider Adding Gold to Your Portfolio
February 2004 by Associated PressOne of the biggest surprises on Wall Street during 2003 was the extraordinary performance of gold-oriented mutual funds—investments that normally fall as the stock market rises.
Gold trapped in the cracks can be encrusted close to the walls or mixed with sand and pebbles, making the gold difficult to see and then extract. Crevicing requires a lot of patience to achieve positive results.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently conducted a multi-year study of sixty-five assay laboratories to determine the accuracy of their testing procedures. The laboratories, all located in North America, were provided with ore samples of known concentrations without benefit of identifying the source as BLM. Payment was rendered for the service provided.
When others saw piles of waste rock at the former LTV Steel Mining property, Brad Gerlach saw opportunity.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
This sampling program was painfully tedious, and I’ve still got the calluses and embedded shovel splinters to prove it. But completing that testing program validated certain areas of the creek and eliminated others.
Marketing other minerals recovered while gold mining
Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...
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