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...
On December 4, 1998, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (WDFW) adopted what has to be one of the most repressive and restrictive compilations of small-scale gold prospecting and mining rules in the country.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
...using charcoal briquettes (and no starter fluid) and a few other easily attainable ingredients.
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
• Unicorns, fairies and cellulosic biofuel
• Who wants to be a millionaire?
...under Oakie Jim’s leadership, Lunker Hill was to become a textbook operation of using handheld very low frequency (VLF) and pulse induction (PI) metal detectors to recover placer gold...
The Nevada Historical Society's
"This Was Nevada" Series
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Fair and Balanced? If You Have the Cash • Pocket Gold in Gneiss • Australian Prospector Detects 150-Ounce Nugget • The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part II • Picks & Pans: Dredging After The Flood • Mining Industry Enthusiastic About Prospects • Looking For Gold in All The Right Places • Fraser Institute Ranks Best Regions for Mining Investment • Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part II • Red Lake, Ontario • Company Notes • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices