Mines and Money
July 2004 by Leonard MelmanThe “Mines and Money” gathering, held in Vancouver, BC, on May 20-21, was geared toward the upper levels of world mining executives. As such, the presentations were of a different nature than any of the gatherings covered in our publication earlier this year.
Every prospector and claim holder should be aware of the court decision USA v. Shumway (96-16480) from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals filed December 28, 1999.
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
The pile up on the small hill had to be a couple yards of black sand. I’m not one to ignore a little gold even if it is small in size—I have always believed that gold fever comes in all sizes.
This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
When they strung up poor Bogs Greenwood on a ranch near here in 1864 for murder, most probably figured it was the start and finish of his moment of fame. But when a Main Street bank building was torn down decades later, a time capsule turned up, and there was Bogs’ skull, along with a brief biography.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
We know we lack critical minerals. We know the causes. We know the need. We have the knowledge we need right now. Why can’t we just take action and fix the problem?
The Bawl Mill • Mining Claim Fees Are Going Up • Our Readers Say • Buell Park Pipe, Arizona • Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part II • Two Nevada Mines Look to Supply Own Power • Paleontonlogical Resources Preservation Act • Picks & Pans: Mexican "Edventure" • Over the Divide • Flat-Fault Gold in Sonora, Mexico • Looking Back • The Fern Mine • Map Offers Look at Butte's Mining History • Gold in China • 2004 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices