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.
PLP has developed a plan to get dredgers back in the water by embracing the fact that suction gold dredgers can provide a valuable service by reclaiming waterways.
My wife Fran and I were brushing and repairing the road to our claim when we were interrupted by a fellow in a pretty yellow Jeep heading out to the local town of Quincy, California.
There are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
John Kyrk was a prospector who appeared in Batopilas about 1863. Little is known about him, but he had the foresight to pick a mine just 59 yards north of the San Miguel property, and dug a tunnel that ran parallel with the San Miguel in the same mountain, cutting the same veins.
In every sense, this was a witch hunt with a preconceived agenda to heavily restrict or outright prohibit most small-scale mining in Oregon.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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