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Government Appeals Miner Injury Case to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said it will consider whether two miners may sue federal officials for personal injuries following a roof collapse at a copper mine that left them paralyzed.

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Picks & Pans: Dredging After The Flood


It was dredging season, 1997, after the catastrophic flood had hit us in January—a flood that took out bridges, roadways, undermined the railroad tracks in several places, and isolated us in the town of Quincy, California, for a week. The fog was so thick that planes couldn’t even land at the airport.

Are There Any Good Prospects Left?


This type of thinking will get you discouraged pretty fast, and soon all of your mining equipment will be found gathering dust in your garage.

Then and Now: Is Gold Really Money?


The gold from 80 years ago still holds all of its value—it’s the Dollar that has been damaged.

Melman on Gold & Silver


On a personal level, I have been part of the business, brokerage and financial columnist worlds for 45 years, since the mid-1960s, and in all those years, I have never seen a collection of negative news items similar to what has been published during the past month. In short, taken together they may very well be describing the end of the economic world systems as we know them.

Learning the Game and the Power to Change It


The one legal entity that can change the game and provide a path and template to protect landowners and public land users across the United States is the miner.

Can't We Just Do Something?


We know we lack critical minerals. We know the causes. We know the need. We have the knowledge we need right now. Why can’t we just take action and fix the problem?

Placer Gemstones


Only the so-called “precious gems” will be considered in this article. They are diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald. A “gem” must be rare, hard, and durable, and possess a unique color or quality in order to be classified as a gem.

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