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Noted Geologist Murdered in Kenya

Assailants armed with arrows, spears and machetes killed a Scottish-born geologist in an apparent dispute over mining rights in southeast Kenya.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


This past month has been filled with headline-grabbing news events and, for a change, it was not only politics that dominated those news stories, but rather financial markets themselves, with gold and mining shares grabbing a major share of attention.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Strange, isn’t it, how our vocabulary has been expanding of late. Up until late 2001, the term “Twin Towers” meant either the combination of the Federal Budgetary Deficit and the National Debt or the two outstanding forwards of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Suddenly, the only relevant meaning was the two destroyed buildings in New York City. By mid-2002, most of us who hadn’t given Afghanistan a second thought became familiar with names of towns and regions in that country.

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Falcon Fanatic: Journey of a Novice Detectorist


My first day using my pinpointer I detected an area where the fellas’ big guns had swooped in and cleaned up all the “big gold” and I got over sixty tiny pieces of gold.

Picks & Pans: Fig Tree, Grape Vine and Good Gold


The south fork of the Yuba River was still too high to cross safely on the first day of the dredging season for 2002, but Leon was able to use this condition to his advantage. He dredged high on the bank where big dredges would not go and produced...

How to Properly Ground Balance to Find the Most Gold


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Picks & Pans: Treasure Hawk Mine—Cutthroat Mining Corporation


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