Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
March 2006 by Staff
What a month! It seemed as if one headline after another dwelled on one, and only one subject, that of the environmentalists’ concern over “global warming.” Politicians changed directions, mass demonstrations were held, Al Gore moved to the top of the media hit parade, and lawmakers were warming up to the task of revolutionizing our lives with torrents of new laws, regulations and policies.
Everyone has a bucket list, and one of my items has always been to dredge and dive in a major river, Oregon’s Rogue, with the opportunity to find some chunky gold.
Gold in clastic black shale
The Christmas and New Year holidays were over and thoughts were slowly returning to normal after the hectic holiday pace both at work and home. As the festivities died away, an old familiar urge began growing...
America’s reliance on foreign imports for minerals and metals continues at an alarming rate. The US Geological Survey reported that the US imported $132 billion in nonfuel minerals and metals in 2006.
About 10 years ago the Forest Service told a miner that he could not stay on his claim for more than 14 days in a row. I told the miner that he could stay as long as he wants, providing he was mining.
The Bawl Mill • A Word from the Editor • Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building • The Fortymile Goldfields • The Rocks that Burn—Part II Is Oil Shale the Answer? • Record Interest at Recent Mining Conventions • Common Operations—Small-Scale Mining and Sharing the "Take" • Trout Thriving In Treated Mine Water • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver