Melman on Gold & Silver
September 2002 by Leonard MelmanAnyone looking for stability sure didn’t appreciate the financial markets of this past month as they fell, rose, fell and rose with dizzying swiftness, changing directions on the turn of a dime. This was as true of the gold share markets as it was of the financial markets in general.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
- Town’s “big risk” leads to really big loss
- High-speed rail causes division...in property access
How do I set up a small placer operation?
…the process remains much the same: Drill holes, load explosives, close up the holes, blast and muck out the resulting broken rock.
How to read a river to find gold: The exact point where you choose to dig for gold makes a big difference because the placer gold deposits formed in rivers and streams are anything but uniform—some parts are rich in gold...
The first Madero Revolution broke out in Mexico on November 20, 1910. On December 27, a revolutionary party exacted supplies, arms, and mules from the company until January 7, 1911, when the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the federal government destroyed three and a half tons of their dynamite near Baquiachi. On September 8, 1912, Batopilas was captured, a local garrison driven out, and the company forced to pay 10,000 pesos. Federal forces retook the town September 19.
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