Guest Editorial—Exploiting Tragedy
November 2001 by Guest WriterWhile the world is focused on the war on terrorism, rumors persist that sinister forces inside the beltway are looking for ways to attach a train-load of pork to an emergency appropriations bill.
As a precious metal, silver doesn’t have the allure of gold. As an investment, it’s not as hip as Google. But dowdy old silver is suddenly chic. Silver prices are at their highest in more than 25 years, and mining companies are riding an economic boom.
Hardrock mining never would have happened in the United States if a recent interpretation of the nation's mining law had been in effect in the 1890s, a mining executive says.
Leaving El Dorado County and crossing the middle fork of the American River, the next county along Highway 49, the “Golden Highway,” is Placer County. The county also owes its name to the mining heritage of the gold rush.
The first thing a person should do is seriously consider whether they want to go mining as a hobby or a business, and the tax implications of the choice.
- Apparently snow, rain, heat and gloom have been slowing down mail delivery
- Name that tune
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
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