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.
…some miners are doing exceptionally well… with a few obtaining amounts estimated in the millions of dollars.
• I-147 will be on the ballot
• Consolidation granted
• More rivers off-limits to mining
• Valley fills decision appealed
• Forest Service cites dredgers
• Time extended for roadless comments
• Newmont water permit voided
Even if the California Supreme Court had ruled in favor of Rinehart, suction dredge miners would be facing the wrath of the State Water Resources Control Board...
The high-tech industries are making use of a number of so-called “minor” metals, many of which are obtained as byproducts of copper, lead, or zinc mining. Some of the minor metals have properties that are ideal for certain applications and, in some cases, advancements in technology are being held back because of a shortage of the metals.
The owners of many prospecting, dredging and mining operations may be missing a number of newly extended and expanded tax breaks under the false impressions that they expired. Other tax breaks that may have been overlooked in the past have now been clarified thanks to the last-minute passage of a new tax law.
Wyoming mining interests say the federal government doesn't need tougher environmental cleanup rules governing mineral extraction from public lands.
The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
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