Melman on Gold & Silver
December 2003 by Leonard Melman“Scandals, scandals, everywhere, and not an end in sight!” might be the tag line of a musical depicting the financial markets as they near the end of a particularly tumultuous year. First we had the massive accounting scandals associated with the Enron collapse. This was followed by the corporate scandals where inaccurate and misleading research of one sort or another made headlines. But none of those compare in possible scope to the mutual fund scandals...
Many miners have failed to exercise their rights by using the power of their Mining Districts and laws that are already on the books, such as 43 CFR 9712.1, which states…
Within your local area there is a store where you can find all sorts of handy tools for your gold mining enterprises, and at bargain basement prices.
• Karuk Tribe at it again
• Republicans drop mining provision from budget bill
• Idaho miners agree to stricter bonding requirements
• Comments needed for Oregon turbidity review
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Since the New Deal of the 1930s, government has grown increasingly proficient at squeezing—not extra profits—but individual freedoms from the very people they are empowered to protect. By first taking our money in the form of taxes, the government then offers to return some of it, but only if it is used for the purposes dictated by the government.
Washington State has some of the most far-reaching, restrictive and overzealous regulations in the United States regarding small-scale prospecting and mining. Take one look at the “Gold and Fish” book, which lays out regulations for...
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