Melman on Gold & Silver
November 2003 by Leonard MelmanWhile there may have been events of the past month that were more important, nothing captured the imagination of the nation and much of the world like the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as California’s new governor-elect. After weeks of on again, off again judicial rulings and a campaign of astonishing muckraking and innuendo-laden accusations, he did indeed enjoy a resounding victory.
For the past two years, miners in southwest Oregon have been bombarded by one attack on mining after another.
There are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
- Town’s “big risk” leads to really big loss
- High-speed rail causes division...in property access
An era ended in Leadville February 4, when the last miners left the Black Cloud mine and hung up their brass tags for the last time.
The Livengood (pronounced with a long “i” as in alive) gold stampede was the last of the great Alaska Gold Rush. The string of gold rushes began in 1886 with the Fortymile gold strike, and ten years later with the large Yukon Klondike goldfields discovery.
The Nevada Historical Society's "This Was Nevada" Series
The Ball Mill • British Columbia to Streamline Filing of Mining Claims • Millsite Opinion Overturned! • Continental Drift • Eight Mines Earn Prestigious Safety Awards • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part III • Company Notes • The Kennedy Gold Mine—An Impressive Piece of History • Buckhorn Mountain Project May Be Revived • Watermelon Gold • Picks & Pans: An Arizona Miner • Gold Hill, Utah • Looking Back • Frozen Prospects • Platinum in Nevada • USFS Criticized for Renting Chopper in Nevada Dispute • New Guinea Denies Existence of Gold Stash • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices