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.
Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
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Interior Secretary Gale Norton approved the reversal of controversial millsite restrictions that were put in place by the Clinton administration.
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The father-son duo spent years combing this bit of Pennsylvania wilderness with high-end metal detectors, drills and other tools to prospect for a fabled cache of Civil War gold.
Adam’s condition had been deteriorating every step of the way. At times, I could only coax him ten or twenty feet before he laid down again. He refused to eat or drink. At this point, I realized we might not get out of the canyon by dark and might need help getting Adam out at all.
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