Melman on Gold & Silver
December 2006 by Leonard MelmanFew non-Presidential elections have been as eagerly anticipated as the one just completed in early November and, if change was what you wanted, massive change is what you received.
• Recovering platinum
• Two questions: Is fool's gold magnetic? And how do you go about filing a miing claim?
The periodic exploration efforts for nickel during periods of high prices have been sporadic and incomplete. There is a role for the prospector and geologist in searching laterites potentially rich in nickel and mafic igneous bodies that may be rich in nickel.
He made some casual conversation until he got around to what really brought him into my camper.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Researching and Staking Mining Claims • The Goodnews Bay Platinum Fields • Special Rock • The Business of Mining: Cars, Trucks and Tax Deductions • The Kern River Gold Rush • Finding Gold in Mokelumne River Canyon • Important Court Cases • Smugglers Causing Problems in South Africa • Market Spotlight: Platinum in Demand • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices • Looking Back