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.
Fatal injuries at mining operations in the United States last year decreased nearly six percent from the previous year, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Labor’s Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...
- Keep mining going...
- In support of new legislation on mining laws
- Great magazine!
Unquestionably, the first impression received from touring the exhibition areas at “MINExpo International 2004,” sponsored by the National Mining Association and held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 27-30, is one of sheer size. While other gatherings are delighted to host a couple of hundred exhibitors and attract three or four thousand attendees...
We chose this particular area because an old channel had run here at one point and had been heavily worked on top of a mountain hilltop. Erosion patterns cut deeply on each side, leaving the channel exposed. The erosion cut sharply, dropping into ravines far below.
Mineral properties are constantly being offered through Realtors, magazine ads, and the Internet. They always sound as if they abound in mineral values, but how can you determine if they are really worth the asking price or if they have any value at all?
• Court to government: “Can you hear me now?”
• There’s gold in them thar… holes?
• FEMA (Free Easy Money for All)
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