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.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
“Scandals, scandals, everywhere, and not an end in sight!” might be the tag line of a musical depicting the financial markets as they near the end of a particularly tumultuous year. First we had the massive accounting scandals associated with the Enron collapse. This was followed by the corporate scandals where inaccurate and misleading research of one sort or another made headlines. But none of those compare in possible scope to the mutual fund scandals...
The Stillwater Mining Company and three citizen watchdog groups have signed a 38-page accord that creates a new relationship between the traditional adversaries and could set an example for resource development decisions in the West.
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
• Protesters trash the place
• IRS can't keep a secret
• Make way for minimum wage
A group of lawmakers is asking the state to review the economic effects of a new mining law that one lawmaker contends is nothing more than a thinly veiled effort to end all mining in Montana.
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