Melman on Gold & Silver (2007 Year in Review)
December 2007 by Leonard MelmanWhile housing remained in its confirmed downtrend, another growing problem began to get some serious ink, namely the developing feed grain shortages combined with food price inflation. The combination of growing demand, steadily diminishing farmlands and new set-asides of grains for ethanol began to bite hard and it appears that the food price inflation story is only just beginning.
...what do you do when someone intentionally or continually takes gold or other precious metals from your claim?
Nome has a colorful history built on gold, where over 5 million ounces of the yellow metal has been dug up. Due to limited space, only a tiny fraction of this mining district can be touched upon. It would take volumes to cover all the information...
I have smaller pans for cleaning black sand concentrates, big pans for taking large samples, pans with corners for pouring out materials, and pans with lots of special riffles. This variation is why I have so many pans—they each have their specialty.
• Alaska Dredging Draft General Permit AKG-37-1000
• Where the candidates stand
Exploration geologists looking for strategic metals projects may find open ground in some of the old historic manganese mine areas as manganese has been largely overlooked as an exploration target for many decades.
Drill holes in a mineralized vein often penetrate hidden layers of poor ore which, after blasting, end up diluting the production quality. Disseminated gold ores carrying two ounces per ton may be identical in appearance to adjacent vein material...
Members of the Rocky Mountain Prospectors and Treasure Hunters Club from Fort Collins, Colorado, were recently entertained by W. Dan Hausel, Senior Economic Geologist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey.
The Bawl Mill • Searching for a Paying Hardrock Deposit • Kings Valley Project Hopes to Meet Lithium, Uranium Demand • New Study on the Formation of Nuggets—Part I • Over the Divide —Ronald Richard "Ron" Wendt • Small-Scale Mining with a Dozer and Detectors • Alaska and Nevada Continue to Lead the Pack • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre; The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Part III • Looking Back • Landowners See Potential Gold Mine in Uranium Ore • Feds Raid “Liberty Dollar” Headquarters • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices