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.
In 1926, Carl W. Chilson wrote the authentic history of his family and the discovery of the legendary Apache Mine of the Silver Bullets. The story starts out in 1868 when Steve L. Chilson leaves Bandera, Texas, with his family en route...
The Piedmont region of Virginia contains many old gold mines and prospects, many of which are caved, overgrown, and difficult to find. Some mines have remained sporadically active up to the present time.
I can tell you that a lot of driving and digging hours went into getting that gold. I wish I had something to show for it. I told myself I would never do that again.
A retired gold prospector spent hours digging up his fortune in the northern goldfields near Kambalda, Western Australia, after finding the target with his metal detector.
I thought I’d try something totally different—a large area of small material tailings. After about an hour of digging and test panning we both had more gold than all the other digs combined.
This is in response to Norbert Beckstrom’s letter in the November issue of the ICMJ. He wrote in reference to a letter by Jerry Hobbs in the October issue. If anyone opened up a can of worms, it is Mr. Beckstrom.
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