Melman on Gold & Silver
September 2000 by Leonard MelmanAt long last the time of artificial quiet is over and the quadrennial political "silly season" is getting underway in earnest. The Republicans have just finished their convention in Philadelphia and (at press time) the Democrats are about to descend on LA-LA land.
If it's gold, how should I clean it?
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When my “anonymous” friend told me the rock tub was probably a hundred miles from where he safely stashed it, I decided to build another sled and improve on my old design.
Successful miners report that the Peshastin’s gold is unusually course and most of the recovered nuggets are small pickers. Flood gold is prevalent here and easy to find and recover on the Peshastin.
In 2005, my wife and I, along with our supervisor Horacio, made numerous business and supply trips from Arivechi, Sonora, to the capital of Sonora, Hermosillo. This is a distance of 135 miles along a very narrow paved mountain road.
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