February 2001 by Jeff TolsonThe modern gold prospector is a person of great moral fiber who loves the freedoms of this country and understands that with rights come responsibilities.
A recent online survey on our homepage confirmed what we expected...
Crowds may be great for football games or the Fourth of July, but not for prospecting. So, this summer, while thousands of gold seekers were heading to the coast of Alaska, I headed to a remote part of the Interior.
I was invited to attend a meeting on April 7 in Sierra City, between Forest Service officials and a group of concerned area miners regarding what the miners described as abuses by the BLM and local Forest Service officials.
A matter of some serious concern has developed in the relationship between the prices for gold and silver and the performance of mining share averages.
It seemed that the preacher always gave the same answer to anyone who asked where his gold had come from. His answer was, “If you know your gold, you can find it. However, you will have to find it the hard way, the way I found it.”
In terms of providing a high level of support for mining enterprises, the province of Quebec ranks among the elite governmental jurisdictions in North America, and it is within this province that a Canadian junior mining company...
...while the public appears sold on the idea of imminent recovery and government politicians continually issue statements in support of that concept, several responsible columnists have issued their own predictions, and they are hardly optimistic.
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