Melman on Gold & Silver
May 2005 by Leonard MelmanLast month was one of the most unusual in recent memory. For virtually an entire month, the news media was focused almost entirely with death and dying.
Picks & Pans: Perseverance Pays Off
Tony Kelly and Ken Laster have dredged for gold in the Motherlode area for a number of years, and they decided to team up in 2004 and work together with Ken’s new 4-inch dredge.
Michigan House Committee Approves Sulfide Mining Regulations
Michigan would have one of the toughest sets of rules for sulfide mining in the nation under legislation approved by a state House committee.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Election impact
• New Washington State small-scale regulations
Gold at Ragged Top, Arizona
Ragged Top is a jagged mountain which rises to an elevation of 3,907 feet near the Silver Bell open-pit copper mine, some 34 airline miles northwest of downtown Tucson. It is an outlier of the Silver Bell Mountains...
Following the Clues
It took me awhile before I finally got a nice mellow signal. My nugget turned out to weigh in about two dwt (pennyweight). Over the next few hours, we all picked up a few more nuggets apiece.
Gold of Plumas County
Plumas County has a rich heritage of gold mining, much of it from placer deposits that can still be searched and panned today. Being at the far northern end of California’s famed Mother Lode, it is quite often overlooked by those searching for gold today—really a well-kept secret after all of these years!
Where Will The Gold Price Go From Here?
There seem to be two possibilities for the future of this disease and either way there will be an effect on the price of gold.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Estimating Gold Values in Placer Gravels • Lode Gold in Nicaragua • Miners: Plan Ahead for Next Year's Taxes • California's Original Sixteen to One Mine • Montana Multiple Use Association Backs Miner • Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets • Diamond Search Underway in Alaska and Minnesota • Mining Outfits Eye 50-Year Supply of Iron Ore • Goldfield—Princess of the Mojave • Couple Creates Jewelry of the Iron Range • Looking Back • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices