Melman on Gold & Silver
November 1999 by Leonard MelmanOnce you have had a chance to look at our charts and quotes for this issue, I have one bit of advice. "Don't go running off to see your optometrist!"
Bela and Barbara Kovacs began prospecting for gold about seven years ago as a family orientated outdoors activity. A welder by trade and lured by the simple fact that beach sands can contain small bits of precious metals, Bela decided a few years ago to build a sand sucking contraption that can sift the shoreline for anything worth keeping.
Ten heavily armed men hijacked a plane November 5th, making off with 660 lbs of gold worth an estimated $2.3 million...
It is better in a gem and mineral mining operation that the driller, blaster and mucker be the same person in order to be able to predict placement of the desired mineral enriched pockets.
• Court to government: “Can you hear me now?”
• There’s gold in them thar… holes?
• FEMA (Free Easy Money for All)
…we cannot ignore the fact that several of the most widely-followed and respected economic voices are now raising questions about the potential near-term development of a full-blown market panic.
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
The Bawl Mill • USPS Delays ICMJ Delivery at Oakland, CA Processing Center • Another Gold Heist Reported at Nome • No Need to Rewrite Mining Regs, NAS Study Confirms • BLM Filing Requirements for Small Miners' Waiver • Asarco Accepts Phelps Dodge Buyout • Once Lonely, Mojave Desert Phone Now World's Companion • Judge Blocks Road Protest • Company to Sue Over Stymied Gold Mine • No Mining / Logging on 40 Million Acres • Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism • 1st Annual Placer County Open Gold Panning Championships—1999 • Picks & Pans: The Ten-Pennyweight Nugget • Mining in Sonora, Mexico • Pullin' the Pin • Land of Golden Dreams—California in the Gold Rush Decade • Cerro Colorado Silver, Arizona • Progressive Privy Program Proved Popular • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Surging Gold Prices Burn a Few Unlucky Mining Firms • Looking Back