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.
• Leaked documents show BLM’s true intentions
• New Oregon small-scale prospecting rules
On February 16, 2001, in Olympia, Washington, a very unusual thing happened—prospectors and officials of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) finally engaged in a true dialogue and discovered that they weren’t enemies after all!
- Administration issues proposals to fix mining access and permitting
- Online “webinar” and request for comments for proposed Forest Service NEPA revisions
Thanks to all of you who sent comments to government officials...an extra "thank you" to all the sponsors who donated prizes...here are the winners:
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
Washington State gold miners received good news when they were recently informed that State officials have granted them authority to resume limited placer gold beach mining...
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
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