Melman on Gold & Silver
February 2008 by Leonard MelmanWhat a start to the year! In just the first two weeks of 2008, we saw the price of gold explode to the highest levels in history at $900 per ounce, Crude Oil reach $100 per barrel, some of the world’s largest financial institutions collapse in market value, unrest spread in Pakistan following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the worst jobs report from the Department of Labor in at least two years and the continued erosion of residential real estate values.
The 250 mile long Colorado Mineral Belt cuts diagonally across central and southwestern Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains...
• Science fiction?
• It was just environmentally friendly landscaping...
• A very generous pension plan
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
• Closure on the foreclosure
• NSF checks and balances
• Third time’s a charm?
Talk about “déjà vu!” Americans woke up early morning Tuesday, November 6 with a Democratic President; a Senate with a narrow Democratic lead and a House with a strong Republican majority. They went to bed late Tuesday night with a Democratic President; a Senate with a narrow Democratic lead and a House with a strong Republican majority.
- EPA declines to impose additional regulations and financial requirements on hardrock miners
- “Baffling” ruling in suction gold dredging court case
The Bawl Mill • Gold Deposits of North Carolina • Turning Waste Rock Into Profit • Dredging the Mokelumne • How to Get Started as a Gold Prospector • Sunshine Mine is Up and Running Again • Gold at Ponderosa • The Juneau Goldfields • Wham Hill • Golden Sunlight Seeks Expansion • Washington Gold & Fish Regulations Update • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices