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.
• Goldcorp Inc.
• Kinross Gold Corp.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
Making the Jump to Electronic Prospecting
After pinpointing and recovery, he had his first nugget of channel gold in his hand. This was also his first nugget with the new detector.
Our Readers Say
“Why is so much public land closed off to the recreational miner?”
Oil Seeps in Northern California
Indians used asphalt from oil seeps in California for caulking boats and other objects long before the white man arrived. Spaniards noted seeps as early as 1542, and the Portola expedition in 1769 used oil for wagon axles and as a fuel. Spaniards also used crude stills for obtaining lamp oil for use in the missions.
The Mama John
You may reckon by the name that we’re talking about an outhouse for the old lady, but it’s actually the name I gave to a special contraption I put together so my wife didn’t have to work so hard moving big boulders.
Gold 1822 Half Eagle Fetches Record at Auction
The coin trading world has a new gold standard, after the only known 1822 half eagle $5 piece in private hands sold at auction in Las Vegas…
Ask The Experts—14-day camping limit
I was informed, in a less than friendly manner, that I can only camp on the claim for 14 days of every 90.
The Bawl Mill • Prospecting for Hardrock Platinum, Nickel & Copper Deposits • An Answer to Endangered Salmon? • Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part III • Detecting in Australia's Etheridge Goldfield • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Pt I • Another Successful Northwest Miners Rally • California State Gold Panning Championships September 1-2, 2007 • The Next Crisis For America • Barrick Offers $10 Million to Unlock Silver Ore • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices