Melman on Gold & Silver
January 2002 by Leonard MelmanWhat a difference a year makes. It makes one wonder if we still live on the same planet!
Hardy goldminers enjoyed creating nicknames for their cronies.
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
The historical AJ mine, located east of Juneau, Alaska, was considered the largest gold mine in the state at one time. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold there in 1880, and it has been more recently known as a tourist destination.
The water rose up in a great splash around the front of the pickup. The tires smashed into a couple of large boulders and suddenly the truck nosed down into a deep hole and bounced back out as I stepped on the gas pedal.
The winter cold and snow bring with it an entirely different approach to prospecting and mining. Northern California was buried with a ferocious storm in late December and early January that knocked out power for many small towns and buried the...
Some of the advantages of dry washing operations are low overhead costs (inexpensive methods and equipment), and the fact that many mining operations can be conducted by one or two individuals.
Situated in northwest Western Australia, Australia’s Pilbara is one of the most isolated and scenic places on earth. The tiny town of Marble Bar, Australia’s hottest town, sits amongst the ancient ranges and is a Mecca for tourists—and gold...
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