Guest Editorial—Globalizing Mining in America, Part I
August 2000 by Michael S. CoffmanIs it environmental concern that's driving mining out of the United States or rather politics on the grandest scale?
I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.
The focus of attention by the financial media during past month has shifted considerably away from the international political and terrorist outlook and turned clearly toward important developments as they appear likely to affect the outlook for the US and worldwide economies in the coming year.
I love to see old-timer workings while I am out detecting for gold. For one thing, it assures me that gold came from there. Second, it tells me gold should almost certainly still be there.
It is our hope that the following information will help desert residents understand what is happening and prepare them with adequate knowledge and information to participate in the government process as allowed by the United States Constitution and provided for in public law.
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