Melman on Gold & Silver
August 1999 by Leonard Melman...we are beginning to believe that there is a Grinch out there who steals every rally away from the gold market! There is almost no other explanation for what is going on.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• TVX Gold Corp.
• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
Some fellow in Texas was selling a Spanish needle—a dousing device used to recover minerals in the old days. Do you know anything about these?
• Dear Palestinian Bomber…
• Not what we had in mind...
• The high price of poverty
• Wipe that smile off your face
I have always enjoyed finding things. As a kid and up through college I searched for arrowheads, rocks and fossils. One day I saw an ad for a metal detector in a magazine, and a week later I was digging up everyone’s yard...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
In 1967, a local resident showed me a pouch of small gold nuggets and flakes. Several years later I asked the same person where that gold was found. He responded, “From the streambed below the old stamp mill at Apex.”
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