Melman on Gold & Silver
October 2003 by Leonard MelmanThere was certainly no shortage of attention-grabbing headlines during the past month. First we had the successful initiation of a recall election in California, followed by enormous increases in the price of gasoline in the USA and Canada, then both nations suffered through the worst power blackout in decades, and finally we are witnessing what appears to be the unraveling of the “road map” to peace in the Middle East.
Platinum and palladium demand and prices continued to move in opposite directions in 2002, according to Johnson Matthey (JM) in Platinum 2003.
Each year this annual event is staged to determine just who is the best of the best, and each year this event becomes larger. This time one hundred ninety contestants decided to prove just how good they were.
• California suction gold dredging
• Water rights
• Climate change
• Two Bush rules left intact
• Just a drop in the (coal) bucket
• Location, Location, Location...
• The "hard drive" for answers...
About 10 years ago the Forest Service told a miner that he could not stay on his claim for more than 14 days in a row. I told the miner that he could stay as long as he wants, providing he was mining.
- Key appointment at BLM
- Current administration not waiting for Congress
- BLM relocating
- Kansas exempts bullion from sales tax
My largest nugget from this area is almost one-half ounce. I’ve found several smaller chunks and many pickers in addition to the fines and flakes that I put in my poke.
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