Melman on Gold & Silver
October 1999 by Leonard MelmanBy the time you read this, the onrushing, unavoidable object which was once a little speck on the distant horizon will have grown into a modest-size attention-getter.
Normally this spot is reserved for a little humor or diatribe about government abuse. In light of recent events, I don’t think it’s appropriate for this issue. Following are a few personal comments.
Q: I have samples that have assayed 45-75% columbium/niobium. What is it used for? Do you know anyone who is actively processing this ore? Where should I go from here?
• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act
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• Congress deals with other priorities
• Alaska miners get relief on state lands
There are many factors that affect the price of gold. It appears to us that the majority of them are now pointing to higher prices, not lower.
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