PDAC 2009 Convention Highlights
April 2009 by Leonard Melman...it was impossible not to notice the absence of many junior mining companies that were present last year. Due to the dual circumstances of the world’s credit problems along with the steep declines in base metals prices, many of them, unfortunately, have simply gone broke and closed their doors. Others are so strapped for cash...
These days they employ the use of metal detectors and carefully scan the shattered rocks, hoping to hear that sound we detectorists love to hear.
As many long time readers know, one of my favorite sayings is the Asian expression, "May you live in interesting times." We sure do and if you didn't believe it before, just consider the latest word from the international markets.
Mining “giant” John A. Miscovich died August 22, 2014, at the age of 96. He was the well-known inventor of the “Intelligiant” water cannon.
Agate, a banded form of chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz), has been used as a gemstone for over 7,000 years. Romans cut and polished agate, and this practice was taken to new heights in Germany in the 16th century.
Replacing cloth on a drywasher
Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.
A Carson City recluse whose body was found in his home at least a month after he died left only $200 in his bank account.
The Bawl Mill • From The Editor • Detecting Invisible Gold • Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part I • Has Senator Harry Reid Worn Out His Welcome? • The Most Obvious Place • The Gold of Yuba County • Stimulus Package Provides Potential Tax Savings For Miners • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices