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.
Barrick Gold Corp. is moving forward with the reopening of the Ruby Hill gold mine at Eureka, Nevada, and intends to begin work next month on a new power plant in western Nevada.
Boy, do we ever live interesting times! What other conclusion can we come to when the only real excitement on the whole scene is a kids' book and a TV series about a bunch of people acting in a manner to make the word "weird" seem respectable!
This article may not be as interesting as someone describing a big nugget find in Australia...but right now the biggest obstacle to mining is our government.
I don’t know of any miner or prospector who really wants to sell their gold. But the income might be needed to keep the mine going, buy new equipment, take a vacation or put food on the table. Whatever the reason, where does a person start?
A major diamond mystery has finally been cracked. For 40 years, scientists have tried but failed to apply so much pressure on the hard rocks that they would become something other than diamond. Now researchers reported that they succeeded.
Since we first reported on this story in January 2001, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee has been active with their investigation of possible gold price manipulation by the US government, large bullion banks, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).
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