Melman on Gold & Silver
January 2010 by Leonard MelmanHaving learned to proceed with some skepticism regarding the public’s interpretation of events, we offer the following forecasts for the coming year...
The Crescent Creek placers are considered to be one of Utah's few commercial grade placers, but they are marginal and difficult to work at a profit.
• Norton treasures environment but environmentalists worry
• From the National Forest Service
• Suit Filed Against Roadless Initiative
• New EPA rules restrict ombudsman
• Forest Service Sierra Nevada plan is even opposed by Feinstein
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
• Comments needed
• California tries another route to restrict miners and dredgers
South African gold miners are turning their anger towards Britain, charging that the sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England has depressed gold prices and put them out of work.
“Scandals, scandals, everywhere, and not an end in sight!” might be the tag line of a musical depicting the financial markets as they near the end of a particularly tumultuous year. First we had the massive accounting scandals associated with the Enron collapse. This was followed by the corporate scandals where inaccurate and misleading research of one sort or another made headlines. But none of those compare in possible scope to the mutual fund scandals...
We have concessions high in the Occidental mountains to the west, while down near our pueblo we have begun construction of a mill to process the ore we will soon be mining. As I look around, our new shop with its adjoining wings...
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Liberal Group Begins Push to Tax Mining in Nevada • Detecting the Swiftshore Mine • Prospecting for Rare Earth Metals • Bucket Dredged Boulder Gold • The Golden Surprise • University of Nevada Offers Online Mineral Processing Class • The Business of Mining—Tradeshow Deductions • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices