Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
June 2004 by Staff
Friends of Don and Marlene Doran often tease them about their hobby of searching for unique rocks. Now they are the ones laughing.
Suction gold dredging at Real Del Castillo, a remote and seldom visited old gold mining camp less than fifty miles north and east of Ensenada, Mexico.
The high prices for gold and silver are exciting and certainly have revolutionized the prospecting and mining scene. New interest in gold and silver mining is springing up from every corner, from individual prospectors armed with gold pans to exploration and mining companies working to set up multimillion dollar commercial operations producing hundreds of thousands of ounces per year. The idea of getting riches from rocks is one that motivates a lot of folks all over the globe. It’s an exciting time, but this excitement brings out another side...
I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.
Most small-scale miners want to know how they can set up a system much more cheaply. The difficulty is in the balance of putting together a decent small-scale system at a reasonable cost.
• X-Cal Resources
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Canyon Resources Corp.
Excerpted from the U.S. Geological Survey's 1998 Annual Review by Earle B. Amey, Gold Commodity Specialist.
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