Melman on Gold & Silver
July 2006 by Leonard MelmanSeveral years ago one of the most important persons on the American political scene was Ross Perot, an independent candidate for President. His favorite campaign theme was railing against (NAFTA) and his claim was that...
The town of Rampart, on the Yukon River, was established as a supply point after gold had been found on nearby Minook Creek in 1896. Rampart has been known by various names including Rampart City, Manook City, or Minook.
At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.
Don’t bother eyeballing that rock for silver! Even if it’s high grade you’ll not see the familiar dime or quarter coin color. Native silver is almost as rare as brass ore. Well, if it’s so hard to find, is silver worth looking for? You bet! Just check the latest prices—and they may go higher.
I had been looking forward to this trip since last year when the annual trip had rewarded me with a ¾-pennyweight nugget.
• A third political party is born
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