Melman on Gold & Silver
November 2005 by Leonard MelmanYour correspondent has been around quite a while on this globe of ours, but seldom have we ever seen a collection of calamities such as has occurred during this past ten months.
In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
I’d like to send out a big “Thank You” to all of our readers who submitted comments regarding the proposed changes to the mining regulations. While we certainly didn’t get everything we asked for, we do have...
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved permits allowing Kennecott Minerals, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, to operate a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula.
There was certainly no shortage of attention-grabbing headlines during the past month. First we had the successful initiation of a recall election in California, followed by enormous increases in the price of gasoline in the USA and Canada, then both nations suffered through the worst power blackout in decades, and finally we are witnessing what appears to be the unraveling of the “road map” to peace in the Middle East.
• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Norilsk Nickel
• Sterling Mining Company
• Run for the border
• By the numbers
The Bawl Mill • The Price of Gold—Where It’s Headed and Why • Mining Companies Competing for Labor • Sam, the Tenderfoot Prospector • Placer Gold in Russia • The Rampart Goldfields, Alaska • Tales of California Gold Discoveries 3rd in a Series—Bloody Nick The Miner • Company Notes • Miners Rally Successful • Venezuela’s Chavez Halts Mining Projects • Metal-Mineral Identification Utilizing a Detector • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Montana Lawmakers Want Economic Review of New Mining Rule