From the Editor
November 2001 by Scott HarnAs we all get back to “normal,” or as close to it as we can, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our advertisers for sticking it out through the hard times.
I will have to admit, I actually was brought to tears just thinking about what I had just done. I knew the gold was there, but I never thought I would be so fortunate to find such a prize nugget.
World stock markets recovered from the brink of catastrophe to post sterling performances, based in large part on a one-half percent reduction in the Fed Funds rate enacted by the Federal Reserve Board.
This article deals with copper exploration, but it is relevant to exploration for other minerals. I will use the geology of the Copper Creek area in Pinal County, Arizona, as an example.
A Colorado company that saw its plans for a big Montana gold mine derailed by a 1998 voter initiative says it will sue the state for hundreds of millions of dollars, to cover loss of the project.
At the Gold Quarry open-pit mine, a massive electric shovel scoops 40 tons of earth in a single bite and dumps it into a 325,000-pound truck the size of a two-story house.
In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
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