Melman on Gold & Silver
November 2001 by Leonard MelmanExactly one month ago—to the day—I was watching in stunned silence, along with billions of others around the world, as the immense tragedy of September 11 played itself out. Since that time, the President has issued a virtual declaration of war; actual attacks against the Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan have begun and the “other side” has threatened an escalation of terror.
Newmont Mining Corp. is intensifying a global hunt for the next mother lode of gold.
A federal judge has blocked a citizens' group from re-building a remote mountain road, a project that state and local officials feared might lead to violence.
We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
• What's that smell?
• Third time is not a charm...
• As old as the hills...really
• "Governor Sure"
• $500,000 + a trip to Greece + one renovation = how many teaching jobs?
We found the area where this patch of gold nuggets was located by researching several books on old mining districts. By the end of the 2006 winter we had about five different locations that we wanted to investigate.
• Regarding US vs. Steve Hicks
• More on the Ortiz Mountains of New Mexico
A farmer in northwestern Romania has dug up nearly 2,000 Polish, Hungarian and Turkish silver and gold coins dating back as far as the 15th century, an official said.
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