Melman on Gold & Silver
March 2001 by Leonard MelmanWhat a difference a little time makes. Just a few months ago the liberal left was celebrating one triumph after another. Tony Blair became Prime Minister of Britain, the Liberals won a resounding triumph in Canada and the left was rejoicing in a robust economic expansion under the leadership of President Clinton. But their theme song, “Happy Days Are Here Again,” has an empty ring now...
When I got back to my patch, every signal was a nugget, and I was burning up with the gold fever.
The big interest to prospectors thinking about the effect of erosion is not what might happen long into the future, but what they might find in the rivers later this summer when the water levels go down.
I’d like to send out a big “Thank You” to all of our readers who submitted comments regarding the proposed changes to the mining regulations. While we certainly didn’t get everything we asked for, we do have...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Mexico is not noted for gold, but is better known for silver and copper. However, the states of Chihuahua and Sonora, in northwestern Mexico, contain some sizeable gold deposits. A number of these deposits were mined during the boom of 1982-2002. One operation that has remained active up to the present is La Herradura Mine...
Two miners were killed in an accident partly because someone wedged a broom handle against a reset button to bypass an alarm that would have shut down the system, federal safety investigators said.
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