Melman on Gold & Silver
February 2001 by Leonard MelmanSeldom, if ever, have we witnessed as much financial upheaval or as rapid a change in sentiment as we saw in the first two trading days of the year...
From the mining community’s point of view, it is important to stop the parade of complex laws and regulations that continue to interfere with huge segments of the economy. This gives the upcoming election even greater importance directly relating to our precious and base metals mining industries.
Unquestionably, it was the other side of the Atlantic Ocean—that is the European side—that provided virtually all the political, economic and social fireworks during the past month.
Q: What can be done with scheelite? Why does the ICMJ never list tungsten in the metals prices?
• How to end the deficit today
• Money that nobody wants
• Abandon ship!
Any good books on mineralized faults and contacts?
Unfortunately, death seemed to occupy a major role in recent major headlines—and it came in several different directions.
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
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