Melman on Gold & Silver
November 2000 by Leonard MelmanWhile we have spent the past few years trying to adjust to wave after wave of new industries, new language and new influences in our lives, this past month the world's attention has once again returned to the cradle of civilization, the Middle East.
Don’t bother eyeballing that rock for silver! Even if it’s high grade you’ll not see the familiar dime or quarter coin color. Native silver is almost as rare as brass ore. Well, if it’s so hard to find, is silver worth looking for? You bet! Just check the latest prices—and they may go higher.
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).
Ask The Experts - Is a detector any good at discriminating pyrite or chalcopyrite in ferrous-reject mode?
This stringer was where it was not supposed to be, and it contained nuggets that were not supposed to be there.
• Take a seat
• Hold everything!
• Flying under the radar
• Last minute spending spree
Whatever else one will be able to say in later months about the year 2002, we can already state that there is no shortage of interesting and important news developments.
• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Placer Dome, Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• African Metals Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Enrichment of Gold Veins • The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores • The Patch • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ (Part I) • Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine • The Oretron • Silver Hill, North Carolina • Residual, Lateritic and Gossan "Soils" as Potential Nuggetshooting Sites • Hardrock in Downieville • Looking Back • Company Notes • Gold in Northern Baja California • California State Gold Panning Championship Results • V.P. Contender Addresses Mining Show