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.
Ivory Coast has considerable gold reserves, and this nation has the largest area of greenstone belts prospective for gold in the continent.
In the simplest sense, drills can be divided by their mode of action—percussion, rotary or a mixture of the two.
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This year’s US Gold Panning Championships were held in Gold Bug Park, in Placerville, California. The competition site was set in the park’s pavilion among the trees and adjacent to the stream that runs through the park.
The Forest Service is attempting to close off historic trails and roads throughout the western states, declaring the closures are part of a travel management project. They state their motivation is to control damage caused by off-highway-vehicles.
While gold’s chart has recently confirmed its short-term negative trend, the intermediate trend remains neutral while gold’s long-term chart is beginning to show some positive indications.
My plan was to go up the canyon along a ridge and then drop into the canyon whenever I came across a spot that might give me reasonable access.
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