Over The Divide
August 2004 by StaffT. Lyle Taylor
Jan. 2, 1945 - Jun. 18, 2004
Once again international terrorism became the focus of much of the world as the British Isles were swept by two major stories. First, two vehicles were found with high explosives in London and it was only the smoldering fuses that gave away the contents of the vehicles before they exploded.
If the events of the past month have proven anything, they have confirmed the old adage that gold is truly a measuring device for the “International Temperature.” During the first half of the year and into mid-August, wars, threats of Iranian “peaceful” nuclear devices and North Korean nuclear jawboning drove gold to two-decade highs and kept it well above $600 per ounce.
Years later I returned with a new detector with a smaller coil and detector technology more sensitive to smaller nuggets. I found my first nugget within five minutes. I had a second five minutes after that.
Dick DeVoto, head of Canyon Resources Corp., said his company's lawsuit against the state of Montana will go after the voter-initiated ban on the use of cyanide for mining. This marks a change in strategy.
• House makes another withdrawl from your account
• Pot calling the kettle...
• A meal worth supersizing
Discovering new mines is often associated with reexamining old ones, as several prominent new discoveries will attest in northern Mexico. MAG Silver Corp. is exploring three historic districts.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
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