Melman on Gold & Silver
April 2001 by Leonard MelmanVanishing with equal rapidity is any belief that this onrushing economic downturn is a minor speed bump on the road to financial utopia.
The Greenwood Gold Project, comprised of a newly-constructed mill and tailings facility utilized in processing ore from the Lexington-Grenoble, Golden Crown and Lone Star deposits, is situated in a mountainous area spanning...
Prospectors who specialize in nugget detecting are especially interested in this special desert type, as it produces nuggets that are close to the surface of the ground and therefore more suitable to be found with a detector.
The pit was a classic one—exposed shale bedrock with all the material being washed out one end of the pit. Within a few minutes I had a nice mellow signal that was in open ground.
One of the reasons I am bringing this article forward to readers now is that the mine personnel are celebrating the production of 150 million ounces of silver since 1986.
The first experience involved an overgrown gold mine operated during the 1880s. A razed mill adjoined the mine and could be glimpsed from the isolated public dirt road I was traveling.
The group spent three days helping miners with access issues, teaching them how to politely and respectfully educate federal regulators and law enforcement officers, and how to win these issues in court if necessary.
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