Melman on Gold & Silver
January 2003 by Leonard MelmanWhen I was a college student, I remember participating in a huge religious rally and the theme song, sung by hundreds of participants, had this repeating line: “I ain’t-a going to study war no more...” Those days surely are gone as headline after headline now shouts out at us that we had indeed better study and prepare for war.
Q: I believe I have found a deposit that contains iridium. What can you tell me about iridium? Are there any tests I can do in the field to confirm it is iridium? How much is iridium worth? Where can I get it assayed? Can I refine it myself?
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Strategic metals that are found mostly in lead-zinc-silver ores are antimony, arsenic, bismuth, gallium, germanium and tellurium.
On May 29, 2007, the Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) filed their Opening Brief in the Oregon Court of Appeals against the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
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• SearchGold Resources
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• Canyon Resources Corp.
Excerpts from Northwest Underground Explorations' soon-to-be published "Discovering Washington's Historic Mines, Volume 2—Mines of East Central Washington State."
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