New Regulations for Major Precious Metal Dealers
July 2005 by Associated PressThe Bush administration, in its latest effort to nab drug lords and terror financiers, will require major dealers in gold, diamonds and other precious metals and gems to set up comprehensive programs to combat money laundering, announced the Treasury Department.
I was amazed and surprised, and I took a moment to admire how beautiful this coarse chunk of gold was. It later weighed exactly one-half ounce.
Bob Abbey, former state director of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, was confirmed as national director of the agency.
Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many small-scale operators and prospectors even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every mining operation or business, compared to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be getting more complex.
Ask The Experts - Do you think it’s realistic for a detectorist to recover a couple of ounces per week if working full time?
Environmental regulators ordered Jerritt Canyon Mine near the Nevada-Idaho line closed on May 30 for failure to install equipment to control mercury air emissions. Yukon-Nevada blamed the failure on needed parts that didn’t arrive in time.
Environmental groups last year urged Montana regulators to impose the bad actor designation, and now are seeking to intervene in the case.
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