Melman on Gold & Silver
September 2006 by Leonard MelmanIt was not hard to find negative news during the past month, not hard at all. We were overwhelmed with continuing stories of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, which took place in southern Lebanon, and Israel remained at war with Hamas in Gaza.
I began detecting at the bottom of the gully and started making my way upstream. About mid-way there was a nice, flat stretch for about ten feet.
Why couldn’t we take some cold river water, pass it through some cooling coils and cool the air in the mine? This thought came to me one Sunday afternoon while fishing, knee deep, in the cold Coeur d’Alene River just west of Kellogg, Idaho.
A federal judge convicted Oregon miner Clifford Tracy of illegal mining while digging for gold on US Forest Service land.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
Without knowing or even thinking about it, I had put together a map that showed me a pattern of the ancient Sacramento River channel. I also had a distinct picture of where the ancient channels of several other creeks and rivers were running.
A few miles north of Fairbanks stands what looks like a shack pushed back against a hill. Behind its front door dwells a distant past when saber-toothed tigers, mastodons and even camels roamed Alaska's Interior.
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
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