Melman on Gold & Silver
February 2004 by Leonard MelmanTo paraphrase the great Sir Winston Churchill, it would appear that, “Never have so many been so happy about so much!” Investors in stocks are happy; investors in gold are happy; investors in commodities, real estate, government bonds and even airline and utility stocks are happy. Productivity is growing; inflation appears to be diminishing and...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
With the strong gold and silver prices we have had for the last couple years, exploration for gold and silver is on the rise around the world. Junior (smaller) exploration firms are out sampling, trenching and drilling their properties.
Cue’s recent development of the Yuty Project has coincided with growing strength in the general uranium market. The price for fuel-grade uranium has risen to above $70 per pound for the first time in several years...
One of the newest opportunities available to the individual prospector is the exchange of information over the Internet. A number of websites and forums dedicated to prospecting for gold have sprung up in recent years.
A couple of years ago Smokey Joe (Joe Parsons) and I partnered up on a placer claim on Perry Creek in southeastern British Columbia. This is one of the old gold creeks from the early days.
Environmental groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its refusal to designate critical habitat for seven rare species, five in California and two in Alaska.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Buying or Investing in Mineral Properties • The Joy of Prospecting • Company Notes • Picks & Pans: Rattlesnakes in a Gold Camp • Old-Time Mining Geology Books • Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part I • The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part I • Consider Adding Gold to Your Portfolio • US Files Charges Against Gold Refiner • Gold in Australia • Gold in Rotten Rock • Restoring the Rule of Law to US Mining • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices