Melman on Gold & Silver
November 2004 by Leonard MelmanWhat a month! One day we were keeping our eyes on the turbulent, hurricane-filled skies over Florida as the seemingly endless array of powerful storms continued on, then we were watching the televised Presidential debates, and all the while we were being inundated with a relentless barrage of stories regarding crude oil, gasoline and heating oil as their prices roared ahead with a vengeance...
Stillwater Mining Company previously warned of possible layoffs after General Motors Co. canceled a major contract, but higher platinum and palladium prices have made up for the lost business.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
...under Oakie Jim’s leadership, Lunker Hill was to become a textbook operation of using handheld very low frequency (VLF) and pulse induction (PI) metal detectors to recover placer gold...
• Closure on the foreclosure
• NSF checks and balances
• Third time’s a charm?
With the recent surge of interest in gold projects, it’s about time to revisit a subject that strikes fear into the hearts of small-scale miners: Permits.
I wanted to become part of the romance of Colorado—to become part of the romance of mining in those majestic mountains. The path ahead of me was much rougher than I anticipated.
The Bawl Mill • Editorial: Montana's Controversial Rock Creek Mine • First Load of Concentrate Leaves Reopened Ruth Mine • Uranium Industry Enjoys Rebound as Prices Nearly Triple • BLM Warning About Purchase of Mining Claims on the Internet • Determining the Amount of Gold in a Quartz Specimen • Placer PGMs in Coon Creek, California • Getting Your Float Circuit Layout Right • Pick Up Austria's New Coin—If You Can Lift It • New Prospecting Guides Available Online • Police Extend Detention of Newmont Executives • Picks & Pans—Drywashing and Detecting in Southern California • Over The Divide—Merwin (Merv) H. Hemp • The Boludo Placers, Sonora • The Golden Highway—Placer County • Northwest Miners Rally a Success • Mine Threat Just a Stunt to Criticize Land Laws • MINExpo 2004 Convention Report • Looking Back • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices