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Melman on Gold & Silver (2008 Year in Review)

Melman article chart.Our December issue is when we take a look backward at the year nearing completion, and this year is no exception. When we do look backward over the past eleven months, all we can say is, “What a year this has been!” And that isn’t meant in a positive...

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The Carissa Gold Mine, South Pass, Wyoming—A Sleeper?


The Carissa is part of a patented group of claims (private property) near South Pass City in the southern Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming. The mine lies a short distance southeast of State Highway 28 which runs north to Lander and provides excellent access to the area.

Gold in the Rattlesnake Hills


The Rattlesnake Hills (RSH) in central Wyoming had been overlooked for gold, even though it had all of the earmarks of being a major gold district.

Utility Agrees to Remove Four Klamath River Dams


PacificCorp, which owns four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, has agreed to terms for their removal, a key milestone in efforts to restore what was once the third biggest salmon run on the West Coast and end decades of battles over scarce water.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

The Coolgardie Gold Mining Camp of Southern California


The area was mined intermittently from around 1900 to 1915, but was also mined in the late 1800s, with a total output valued at about $100,000, which is around $9.5 million at the current gold price.

Oregon's Measure 7 May Provide Compensation for Land-Use Restrictions


Opponents of Measure 7 warn that it will grow into a monster.

A Few Tips and Tricks for Beach Mining


When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."

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