Melman on Gold & Silver
February 2006 by Leonard MelmanWell, another year, another pile of worries. First, just as it appeared that real progress was being made in finding a solution to the seemingly intractable situation between Israel and the Palestinian people...
In October, five of us decided to take an exploration trip into an area called Green Valley. This was perhaps ten miles upstream from where we had gone in September and the difficulty was access. One would think that based on the name it was an easily accessible area not far from a nearby town. This couldn’t be more wrong.
When I started dredging a short distance downstream from that feature I realized that I was into a major paystreak and much of the gold was coming right out of the upper gravel. I could see the chunky pieces falling out of the gravel as they were pulled into...
Once again, economic trauma was the dominant theme of most news releases last month. It seemed we were learning about an endless array of companies in dire trouble, including many who had either filed or were on the verge of bankruptcy...
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
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...we were able to pull out close to another 3+ ounces of small, angular Silver City gold. This also included several more small nuggets, pieces of wire gold and some quartz-gold pieces—not bad for 4 days with a small sluice.
• Show of support needed for anti-EPA bills
• Arizona mining data now online
• California suction dredge hearings
• Update on Forest Service abuse in Washington
The Bawl Mill • January Issues Delayed For Weeks As USPS Searches Their Facility • The Rocks That Burn: Is Oil Shale the Answer?—Part I • Feds Move Oil Shale to Front Burner • Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part II Recognizing and Understanding Rock Formations (Petrology) • The Circle Goldfields • New Montana Board Moves to Halt Mining • Newmont Looks to Ghana • PLP President Intervenes on Behalf of Dredgers • Samuel Franklin Hunt Nevada’s “Rio Tinto” • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices