Melman on Gold & Silver
October 2005 by Leonard MelmanIt started out as a modest tropical depression near the Bahamas and was forecast to hit the east coast of Florida and then peter out over land. Then it was forecast to hit south Florida and strengthen moderately over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting the Florida Panhandle as perhaps a Category One hurricane.
Given that every single forecast of the level of government bailouts has understated the problems and the money required for solving them, one can only wonder what really lies in store for the American taxpayer—and the US Dollar.
• BLM claim fees rise
• Critical minerals bill
• Sage-grouse habitat
They tend to be big, coming in large to extremely large sizes. They can also be amazingly rich and produce huge amounts of very high-grade ore.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Federal agents seized two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and 500 pounds of silver during a raid on the headquarters of a group seeking to dissolve the Federal Reserve.
• Federal budget priorities
• Wilderness bills proposed
• Inyo County fights back
• Comments needed by concerned miners in New Mexico
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