Mining Deaths Drop to New Low in 2001
February 2002 by Associated PressFatal injuries at mines in the United States declined last year to a historic new low, according to preliminary data released January 3, 2002, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
• Homestake Mining Company
• Cominco American Inc.
• Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.
Targeted for a Tax Audit
Although the risk of a federal tax audit remains low, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service’s secret audit selection process every prospector, miner, and mining-related business owner has good reason to fear an audit, but only if they are not prepared.
Melman on Gold & Silver
...frankly, the question is being asked, "How in the world could otherwise rational people even consider investments in the yellow in the yellow and white metals?"
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Latest assault on dredging in California
• Travel Management Plans
Diamond Prospecting in Indiana
My first personal experience with placer diamonds was on a gold prospecting trip in Indiana about 8 years ago, when a fellow prospector was cleaning his gold concentrates.
Time to Come Home
The need to bring mining back to North America is more urgent than ever.
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