Melman Reports From PDAC—News About India, China, and a Potential Shortage of Nickel
April 2004 by Leonard MelmanPDAC’s (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) annual convention held each spring in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is generally regarded as the largest and most impressive annual gathering of the mining industry in the world.
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
• Endangered Species Act update
• California Fish & Game tries yet another route to stop gold dredgers
My long and tedious trip started July 9, 2005, from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on a flight to Atlanta. I changed planes and continued on to Anchorage, Alaska.
Sometimes it takes a hard head to go beneath a hardhat. Digging for gold isn’t the easiest way to make a living, yet it’s an honorable profession, dealing a lot with nature.
Members of the Rocky Mountain Prospectors and Treasure Hunters Club from Fort Collins, Colorado, were recently entertained by W. Dan Hausel, Senior Economic Geologist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey.
Hydraulic remnants or just lose material?
Normally this spot is reserved for a little humor or diatribe about government abuse. In light of recent events, I don’t think it’s appropriate for this issue. Following are a few personal comments.
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