Melman on Gold & Silver
November 2002 by Leonard MelmanTo paraphrase Shakespeare, “To war, or not to war, that is the question.” That was the question that dominated national and international headlines over the past month, at least those headlines that were not otherwise occupied by detailing information about one market collapse after another around the world. It is hard to know which was the more important story.
The key to returning Montana’s economy to its glory days is to remove the laws that prevent development of the state’s natural resources, says Thomas Keating, the only Republican who has declared himself a candidate for governor.
Within 30 minutes, a nice, coarse nugget popped up right in the gold pan, and the rush was on! We worked hard for the entire day. Though some pans were not as good as others, the gold was good enough to...
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
I am an electrical contractor and a Board Member of Public Lands for the People (PLP). I have clients, a husband and wife, who own private property in the Los Padres National Forest. There are two ways to access their property. Both are pilots and able to fly in via small plane or helicopter, which for me was an exciting perk of working at this property.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Lamproites and Diamonds • Working the Belmont Mine, Butte, Montana—1953 (Part 2) • A Real Placer Miner • Mojave Desert Gold • Miner Unhappy After Judge Dismisses Charges • Picks & Pans: Fig Tree, Grape Vine and Good Gold • Sluicing on Bedrock • Sandstone Silver in Texas • A Few Prospecting Notes From Jim Straight • Explorers to Salvage Gold-Laden Ship • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back