Melman on Gold & Silver
August 2009 by Leonard Melman...a substantial number of news headlines reflected the growing realization that much of the “green shoots” optimism of the past few months was premature.
After many decades of closures, land-use restrictions, and over-regulation, miners and all other public land users may finally see some real relief due to the efforts of MMAC.
The Resolution copper mine is near Superior, Arizona (population 3,500), along the west side of the Pinal Mountains in central Arizona, 64 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The region receives about 16 inches of rain per year, enough to support chaparral vegetation.
• Are you paying for others' risk-taking?...
• They call it the "impalement captial of the United States"—and not to be funny!...
There are a number of "gold belts" and portions of belts, which cut north-eastwardly across the Piedmont and Blue Ridge provinces of Georgia. The most prominent is the Dahlonega Belt, which extends from Alabama to North Carolina.
I have seen many samples taken originally with an eye toward getting the highest grades possible, but later someone claims that those results represent an average grade of the whole gravel deposit.
• Nearly half their income goes to the government...
• Prison life has its priviledges
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