Melman on Gold & Silver
June 2000 by Leonard MelmanWhat a month this was. In just thirty days, the financial markets went on binges upward and downward that took the world's breath away.
"I will go to America and reap my fortune, and when I come back to this God-forsaken town, people will treat me with respect and take their hats off to me even if you don't believe what I am saying." His wife lowered her head. She had heard all of this before...
I studied prominent terrain features and debris fields, located and followed high water lines and marked the newest flood lines left behind by the intense April storms.
The potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
We spent more time that first day moving rocks than we did sending material over the sluices. Even so, our cleanup was quite respectable for having only moved down to a depth of a couple feet.
A 56-pound (25-kilogram) nugget belonging to an Australian prospector is 80 percent to 90 percent high-purity gold, University of Southern California scientists confirmed recently.
Greenstone is a hard, tough, altered igneous rock, usually dark green in color. The term “greenstone” has been loosely applied to all greenish rock, including peridotite, dunite, jade, serpentine, and even hydro thermally altered rocks in mining districts. True greenstone is...
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