Melman on Gold & Silver
July 2002 by Leonard MelmanThe specter of nuclear war temporarily raised its ugly head last month, which prompted many nations to recall their citizens from both India and Pakistan, and sent shock waves through both the financial and metals markets
There was a foreign presence at the annual Northwest Mining Association convention in December.
We are both very experienced working this type of ground, and we quickly found the pay layer where we would focus our efforts. The bedrock has good gold, but so does the red hard pan.
Climbing up the debris, I pointed my flashlight up a shaft ascending straight up as far as my light would shine. It was the stope of the pay shoot leading to the old tunnel above!
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Epithermal deposits form in the ground at shallow depths. They are popular with prospectors because can yield very rich deposits and they are widespread in the Western US.
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