Melman on Gold & Silver
July 2004 by Leonard MelmanThe 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...
As we approached the river the view was outstanding and the sight was encouraging. A ravine coming down on the right side had been worked heavily, with rock piled back on each side. That surely meant there was gold somewhere close.
Over the past twenty or more years, the traditional “seat of the pants” science of using mineral identification tables as a means to identify common ore minerals, their associated rock-forming minerals and rocks, has slowly become a lost art.
• The next step towards implementing the Wildlands Project
• Former timber lobbyist named to oversee Forest Service
We can’t say it wasn’t expected. The California Department of Fish & Game released revised suction gold dredging regulations on February 17, 2012, and it’s obvious the agency wants to make life as difficult as possible for dredgers.
One would think that the “science” of economics could lend itself to areas of high agreement between professionals, but that has hardly been the case throughout history—and it is not the case today.
Representative Jim Gibbons (R-Nevada) said he believes now is the time to address reform of mining law during a recent interview at the Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) convention in Spokane.
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