Melman on Gold & Silver
June 2005 by Leonard MelmanRapid reversals seemed to be the theme of news events during the past month. For example, while the economy generated relatively poor job growth of only 100,000 or so during March, April’s number soared to 274,000—far above expectations.
A group of Pittsylvania County landowners sitting on 92 million pounds of uranium ore wants Virginia to end its 25-year ban on uranium mining.
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
Since 1986, I have spent the summer months camped out on a river, looking for gold. The summer of 2000 was no exception.
Modern-day placer miners have many advantages over the prospectors of the gold rush days. Our prospectors can reap many benefits from accumulated knowledge of the last 100 to 150 years, which is a long and impressive list.
Rocks and minerals associated with clay seam gold deposits in southern Oregon are often in sedimentary rock units at least partially metamorphosed into argillite. They are also associated with mafic volcanic rocks, basalts and gabbro that...
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• Climate change legislation
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