Melman on Gold & Silver
May 2002 by Leonard MelmanThis was not a month for the weak-hearted. During the past thirty days, we have had an explosive intensification of the Middle East conflict, threats of OPEC using the “Oil Weapon” once again, a growing chain of events flowing out of the Enron collapse and...
• Occupancy rules discussed
• Comment period open for small-scale mining and dredging in Oregon
• How small should I crush my hard rock ore?
• ...three more days
If you have done any hiking in rough terrain you are well aware that going down a slope is much more difficult and dangerous than climbing it.
I’ve been in enough mines to know better, and I mentally kicked myself several times. That was a close call…
Most gold guidebooks just give a brief description of the geology of placers and focus more on the equipment and techniques used to recover placer gold or to metal detect for gold. This article hopes to stimulate your interest in a different direction.
Comments Regarding our Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit in mid-May...
"What you did for us was very special...."
"Your patience with all of us is to be commended..."
"I learned a lot and hope to be back again next year...."
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