Melman on Gold & Silver
June 2004 by Leonard MelmanIt’s amazing how a few pictures could place an entire Presidential Administration on the defensive, yet that is exactly what has happened during the past month with the publication of the photos out of Iraq, which presumably show American soldiers engaging in acts of torture, humiliation and ridicule inflicted on their Iraqi prisoners.
During my adventures I’ve learned a few key best practices that help me to consistently find gold nuggets with my detectors. You can apply many of these best practices to any type of prospecting. These best practices are really common sense; however, they are easy to neglect.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
Q: How do you amend a placer claim?
One of the greatest and richest underground placer mines of California was the Hidden Treasure Mine of Placer County.
Citations and fines were found to be arbitrary and capricious...
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
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