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.
After weeks, months, even years of eager anticipation, the New Millennium has dawned!
• What comes around goes around...
• Bombs away for Texas nuclear materials inspection
The Steeple Rock Mining District is located in the northwest-trending Summit Mountains of southwest New Mexico, at an average elevation of 5,200 feet. The highest point in the mountains is Vanderbilt Peak, which rises to an elevation of 6,773 feet. The mountains receive about 12 inches of precipitation a year in the form of rain and occasional winter snow.
Most of the world's diamonds come from Africa and Australia, but several new discoveries in the United States and Canada have spurred interest.
...we cannot help but wonder exactly how nation after nation, already massively in debt and presently burdened with monumental operating deficits, is going to come up with such largesse. We also wonder exactly how going ever-more deeply into debt is going to resolve a debt crisis.
Eleven year old Josh Evans’ words said it for all of us at the rally: “Finding gold is really fun!”
The occurrence of platinum-group metals (PGMs) is rather widespread in California in placer deposits, but they are not of commercial interest as things now stand.
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