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.
Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) founder Joe Martori met with Jim Scrivner, the Bureau of Land Management Deputy State Director of Energy and Minerals in Sacramento, California...
In the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.
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