Melman on Gold & Silver
October 2004 by Leonard MelmanThe world received a sad reminder of just how dangerous and threatening terrorism has become as more than three hundred people—most of them children—died when Russian troops and police stormed a school that had been taken over by terrorist rebels from the breakaway province of Chechnya in the Russian city of Beslan. This act was followed almost immediately by the bombing of the Australian Embassy in Indonesia with nine dead in that attack. And, if mankind’s craziness wasn’t enough...
• Vista Gold Corp
• Pan American Silver Corp
• Mountain Province Mining
British Columbia is poised for a “golden decade” in forestry and mining, Premier Gordon Campbell says.
The Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) v. Siskiyou National Forest case over the requirement for plans of operation for suction dredge mining is now in the hands of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced (IR-2013-5) a new, simplified option for those who use a home office, which would apply to owners of home-based mining or prospecting operations and businesses.
In today’s economy, the question is often not whether to fix or replace equipment, fixtures, business assets or even the building housing the mining operation or mining-related business, it is which path is affordable.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
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