December 2006 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
We are now seeing declines in gold followed quickly by rallies to new relative highs while powerful stock market rallies are met with aggressive new selling. Whether this pattern will continue into the future is debatable, but it certainly is a welcome background for the much-battered world of precious metals investing.
Prospectors and investors looking for a stake in the mining sector should turn to Quebec, as La Belle Province is seen by mining executives as having the best policy environment in the world for investment...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
Unfortunately, death seemed to occupy a major role in recent major headlines—and it came in several different directions.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Researching and Staking Mining Claims • The Goodnews Bay Platinum Fields • Special Rock • The Business of Mining: Cars, Trucks and Tax Deductions • The Kern River Gold Rush • Finding Gold in Mokelumne River Canyon • Important Court Cases • Smugglers Causing Problems in South Africa • Market Spotlight: Platinum in Demand • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices