Melman on Gold & Silver
March 2004 by Leonard MelmanAs noted on page 26 of this publication, your columnist spent five days in January immersed in two important conventions regarding precious metals mining and, of all the pieces of information bandied about within the mining community, one unbelievable set of numbers, little known or noticed by the public—but of immense potential impact on our world of gold and silver...
The Piedmont region of Virginia contains many old gold mines and prospects, many of which are caved, overgrown, and difficult to find. Some mines have remained sporadically active up to the present time.
…while we were packing up, my wife called for me to help her with something, so I set the pan containing the gold down, off to the side of the parking area.
A breccia pipe, or chimney, is an irregular cylindrical mass of breccia that is often silicified and stands out as an iron-stained knob. They can be from a few feet to several hundred feet in diameter, and may or may not be mineralized.
Time is a commodity which if traded would dwarf the price of gold. Nobody has enough of it; we can’t make more of it; and whether squandered or spent wisely, once gone, it’s gone forever. To find gold we have to spend time.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Wolfden Resources Inc.
• NovaGold Resources
• Globex Mining Enterprises
• Canyon Resource Corp.
My plan was to go up the canyon along a ridge and then drop into the canyon whenever I came across a spot that might give me reasonable access.
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