Judge Rules Against Oregon Miner
December 2009 by Associated PressA federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.
"Grouping zinc with arsenic, mercury, cyanide and dioxins is not supported by science, logic or common sense." said George Vary, Executive Directors of the American Zinc Association (AZA).
• It’s good to be the president...of the teacher’s union
• Anyone need a 1040 form?
• Global warming turns a new leaf
...frankly, the question is being asked, "How in the world could otherwise rational people even consider investments in the yellow in the yellow and white metals?"
One of our favorite lines can be attributed to former New York Yankee great Yogi Berra when he declared, “It’s deja vu all over again!” Well, during the past month, that seems to be the case as headline after headline has been recurring with amazing frequency.
• Increase in claim fees
• Impact of recent elections
• Current suction gold dredging status in California
• Parks in Southern California
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
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