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.
Old tailing piles extend for miles. There was still plenty of water flowing here, so WPA members set up highbankers at several settling ponds.
Some scattered reports say that gold may have been washed from streams here as early as the 1840s, but the undisputed major discovery came in 1870.
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Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
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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