Guest Editorial—Vertical Disintegration
September 2001 by Henry LambSince the New Deal of the 1930s, government has grown increasingly proficient at squeezing—not extra profits—but individual freedoms from the very people they are empowered to protect. By first taking our money in the form of taxes, the government then offers to return some of it, but only if it is used for the purposes dictated by the government.
The Canadian copper industry is benefiting from the current high metal prices, and exploration activity should remain high over the coming year as new mines are developed and continuous improvement programs increase efficiencies at existing operations.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
• No end in sight to tax and spend
• Leadership or sinking ship?
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
• A breath of fresh air?
• Ay Carumba!
• Principal pours it on a little too thick...
We’ve been busy with a plethora of projects, all aimed at gathering gold into a pile big enough to brag about. We’re not there yet, but I’ll show you some of the interesting projects we’ve completed since we talked last.
The Bawl Mill • A True Endangered Species • USGS Reports Increase of Imported Minerals • The San Juan Mountains, Colorado • A Silver Opportunity • Gold in Virginia • Picks & Pans: DEF Prospectors Rally Was a Huge Success • News From GATA • Our Nugget Shooting Adventure • How PGMs Affect Assay Beads • Fly Fishing the Mine Tailings/Headwaters of the Clark Fork, Montana • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices