Melman on Gold & Silver
January 2008 by Leonard MelmanNot being a psychiatrist, this writer is not aware of the specific term for a condition laymen refer to as “split personality.” However, whatever that term might be, it would be wholly appropriate for the news background during the past month. We were first subjected to one news story after another that suggested that our economic world was on a truly shaky foundation—and then, suddenly, we were “blessed” with a barrage of positive developments.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
• The dirty truth about clean energy
• By the numbers
We’ve had two trips to the deserts of Nevada and explored mines and mill sites, hiked miles of ravines in California, and swung our detector coils over thousands of square yards of bedrock.
Friends of Don and Marlene Doran often tease them about their hobby of searching for unique rocks. Now they are the ones laughing.
The Journal Welcomes Chris Ralph as Associate Editor • The Bawl Mill • Global Hunter • New Study of the Formation of Nuggets—Part II • Michigan DEQ Approves Upper Peninsula Mine • Let’s Go Crevicing for Gold • Mining Restrictions Lifted in Southwest Alaska • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Conclusion • 2007 Annual Photo Contest Winners • Exploring La Trinidad Mine • There’s Still Gold In Oregon’s Umpqua River • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices