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Hope Boy Finds Gem During Field Trip

It's not THE Hope Diamond, but a half-carat yellow gem worth up to $700 will fit that bill for an elementary school student from, where else, Hope.

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Sulfides, Selenides and Tellurides


The early day miners feared it, and it happened a lot more often than they would have liked: the easily worked rich surface ores they discovered gave way as they mined downward to a vein full of sulfides, base metals and other nasty, rebellious and...

News From the Pacific Legal Foundation


PLF has been hard at work improving our Endangered Species Act Reform Project (ESARP), which is why you haven’t heard from us over the past few months.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• DOI backs mill sites
• Arizona goes to bat for miners
• Battles continue in California
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Lawsuit Update From the New 49'ers


Many of you are aware that we have been engaged in litigation with anti-mining activists that have been attacking us through the Karuk Tribe of California since 2003. It all started with their lawsuit against the US Forest Service (USFS), challenging that District Rangers do not have the authority to allow small-scale mining activities under a Notice of Intent (NOI) when the Ranger concludes that the mining activity is not likely to create a substantial surface disturbance.

Melman on Gold & Silver


As many long time readers know, one of my favorite sayings is the Asian expression, "May you live in interesting times." We sure do and if you didn't believe it before, just consider the latest word from the international markets.

Market Spotlight: Platinum in Demand


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The Fire Within


I can’t remember the exact day, but I do remember I was 11 years old when my father Charlie Sr. took me prospecting for the first time. That’s the day the fire and passion for gold was first ignited in me. I was born and raised in Grand Forks, British Columbia, and was lucky enough to have a gold bearing creek about 10 miles from our home.

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