Melman on Gold & Silver
October 2007 by Leonard MelmanSeldom in the 22 years we have been writing in this space have we ever seen a parade of such important events pass along the world’s newswires and print media.
• Man turns in two gold bars...
• You'd better get used to the dark...
Coeur d’Alene Mines newest silver project has found a home in a historic Bolivian mining district.
The company will build a $135 million open-pit mine at the base of Cerro Rico, the “rich hill” that was the site of a 1545 silver strike.
Climbing up the debris, I pointed my flashlight up a shaft ascending straight up as far as my light would shine. It was the stope of the pay shoot leading to the old tunnel above!
Q: Could you inform me as to what “barite” is used for? Where can I locate a company that mines barite?
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
from H. Mason Coggin, PE & LS
...there was much speculation about what happened to Yankee Jim after he sold his claims and moved away. Rumors had it that he was involved in many underhanded activities, including arson at several different town sites.
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