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Melman on Gold & Silver

The greatest headline maker of the past month was not a person, not a war, not a nation and not a political contest. Instead, that honor belonged to a gooey, flammable, black substance called petroleum as it shot through $42.00 per barrel...

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Melman on Gold & Silver


Anyone who thinks that investing in, or writing about junior mining shares is easy hasn’t lived through the last month! What we have seen is a virtually endless parade of dynamic and frequently contradictory events. Here are just a few that have occurred in the past thirty days.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


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