Mining Ends in Leadville
March 1999 by Associated PressAn era ended in Leadville February 4, when the last miners left the Black Cloud mine and hung up their brass tags for the last time.
The Bawl Mill
• Do as I say, not as I do...
• A poor investment...
Melman on Gold & Silver
What a disappointment! Just when things were beginning to get really interesting and both parties had seemingly hotly contested races for the presidential nominations, both Senators involved promptly said, "I quit!," took their bat and ball and headed home!
Melman on Gold & Silver
That is one of the problems with much of the so-called objective information we regularly receive—it is so tinged with partisanship that much of it can barely be believed...
Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine
After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.
Fix or Replace, Depreciate or Write-Off
In today’s economy, the question is often not whether to fix or replace equipment, fixtures, business assets or even the building housing the mining operation or mining-related business, it is which path is affordable.
The Wild Rush To Find More Cobalt—Part II
In this second part on cobalt, I will take a look at the various types of cobalt deposits and how you can prospect for them. Who knows—perhaps the next big cobalt strike will be yours.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • New York Meeting Examines Gold's Monetary Role • Death Valley Find is Apparent Hoax • Mine Woes Could Mean Higher Taxes • The Federal Land Survey System • Exchange Moves to Protect Investors from Mining Scams • The Beer That Saved Goldfield • Mining Benefits Everyone During Winter Months • AZ Miners and Minerals Department Threatened with Elimination • Alaska Minerals Poster Available from BLM • Digital Tools—The PC and GPS • Small Mines Bill Clears Committee • Successful Mineral Property Promotion • Picks & Pans: Confessions of a Small Miner—Part I • Gold in Moffat County, Colorado • Forest Service Chief Calls for Mining Moratorium in Montana • Governor Tells Industry He Will Consider Tax Cuts • Company Notes • Gold Mine Becomes "Golden Partner" of California Sesquicentennial • IBLA Limits Patent to Mineral Rights in Wild & Scenic River Corridors • Melman on Gold & Silver • Claim Staking Rush Northern Quebec, Canada • Looking Back