Melman on Gold & Silver
October 2000 by Leonard MelmanBy the time you receive this issue of ICMJ, the November election will be only a few weeks away, and the campaign is finally heating up. Quite surprisingly, Vice President Gore has taken the lead in recent polls from the early front-runner, George "Dubya" Bush.
Tasmania (The Apple Isle) is a large, heart-shaped island off the southeast coast of Australia. Open farmlands and forests are found on the north and east coasts tending to more rugged terrain on the west and south coasts. Good roads service the entire island except the southwest corner.
Awhile back, I was doing some prospecting in a remote mountain region, located in the rugged, well-timbered valleys of north-central British Columbia, an area known for its coarse gold.
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The mining and logging camp of Zeballos (pop. 272) is located on an arm of Esperanza Inlet, on the southwest side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Vancouver Island is 301 miles, by road, and reaches elevations as high as 7,249 feet.
We spent our evening at some informal get-togethers at two private residences in the DC area, which provided the opportunity to talk with staff members from Congress, other agencies, and a few consultants working on public land issues. We found common ground with many of them, and found a strong ally in a former Congressman turned consultant who agreed that Mining Districts provide the smartest legal route...
The Bawl Mill • A Word from the Editor • Under the Guise of Environmental Protection—EPA Revealed • The Centennial Lode and the Centennial Ridge District, Wyoming • Company Notes • Picks & Pans—In Search of Nome Creek Gold • Massive Sulfide Deposits in Oregon • Recreational Dredging on the South Yuba River • The Trapiches of Chile • Tales of Liberty Gold • Drywashing Alluvial Placers • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices