Melman on Gold & Silver
February 2000 by Leonard MelmanAfter weeks, months, even years of eager anticipation, the New Millennium has dawned!
A local mining company had been mining in the Circle mining district area creeks in interior Alaska for sixteen years. Using bulldozers, drag-lines, water pumps, and large sluicing plants, the owner-operator was very familiar with the geology...
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A proposed silver and copper mine that would burrow under a wilderness area in northwestern Montana will not affect bull trout, nor will it harm grizzly bears so long as some additional precautions are taken, federal wildlife authorities said.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
This past month certainly had its share of attention-grabbing headlines starting with the overwhelming wins by (presumed) Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry of Massachusetts. He effectively swept aside all opposition in a series of Democratic primary election wins from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Good questions...from A to Z...
For Maria McCracken, the quest for gold has been a life-long experience. Maria runs the New 49’ers Prospecting Club in Happy Camp, California, along with her husband Dave, and Gerry Westerkamp. But lately her focus has been on silver.
The Bawl Mill • Clinton Declares Three More National Monuments • McCain Derides Clinton Forest Policy • Foreigners Lure Mining Partners • Pacific Island Gov'ts Focus on Undersea Mining • Options Narrowed for Managing Chugach National Forest • Company Notes • Diamond Fever • Gold in Jasperoid • Underground Geologic Mapping • New Quarry Regulations in West Virginia • Ash Fork Calm After Explosives Theft • Picks & Pans: Mining in Ghana • Little Rocky Mountains, Montana • Collector Reaches New Lows to Find Bottles • Chinese Camp, California and the Tong War of 1856 • Millie's Tailings • Visionaries, Scoundrels, and Gamblers • Executive Defends Special Mill Site Exemption • Chasing the Ghosts of Forty-Niners • Washoe County Balks at Black Rock Desert Plan • State's Only Gold Mine Processes Last Precious Ore • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back