Melman on Gold & Silver
August 2001 by Leonard MelmanOur world of precious metals showed several conflicting trends. Gold fell sharply from last month’s highs to the area between 265 and 270 and then stabilized in that area.
Most prospectors are aware that diamonds are sometimes found in kimberlite, but few are aware that diamonds are also found in another rock type known as lamproite. Lamproite is a very rare volcanic rock that often...
He no sooner had turned around and started moving when I hollered again that I had another nice one.
Mexico is a large country, much larger than the state of Alaska. It is almost as long as the US is wide. It has climates that range from tropical rainforests in the south to barren deserts in the north. The Sierra Madre is a forested plateau that reaches elevations in excess of 10,000 feet. It parallels the west coast of the country.
It’s accepted knowledge that wet methods will recover more fine gold than dry methods and processing the gravel as a whole will get more gold than only using a metal detector. The question is how much more?
Representative Jim Gibbons (R-Nevada) said he believes now is the time to address reform of mining law during a recent interview at the Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) convention in Spokane.
We decided to check some spots that were pretty good to us on previous trips. The detector was deceptively simple with few buttons and auto-ground balance.
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