Melman on Gold & Silver
March 2002 by Leonard MelmanWho would have thought it possible? According to a New York Times editorial in late January, they predict that the terrorist attack on September 11 will not be remembered by historians as the most significant event of the last half of 2001. Their new choice is the collapse of corporate giant Enron—and they just may be right.
We spent our evening at some informal get-togethers at two private residences in the DC area, which provided the opportunity to talk with staff members from Congress, other agencies, and a few consultants working on public land issues. We found common ground with many of them, and found a strong ally in a former Congressman turned consultant who agreed that Mining Districts provide the smartest legal route...
Scientists from the state Department of Natural Resources reported that they recently discovered the highest concentrations of gold particles ever found in the state during routine soil sampling near Soudan.
We’ve heard from miners in Arizona about federal agencies closing off historic roads that provide access for miners, and we need your input.
Hardrock mining never would have happened in the United States if a recent interpretation of the nation's mining law had been in effect in the 1890s, a mining executive says.
Manslaughter charges against the Original Sixteen to One Mine, company president Mike Miller, and manager Jonathan Farrell, were dismissed by Judge Stanley Young Jr. in Downieville, California.
The Black Hills of western South Dakota are domal mountains that rise to 7,242 feet near Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Annual precipitation reaches 28 inches, enough to support winter sports and pine forests.
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