Platinum Group Metals
May 1999 by William M. ClemPlatinum is only one of a group of related metals that are referred to as platinum group metals (PGMs), because platinum in its native state usually contains all six metals of the group along with some iron.
Have We Hit 'Peak Gold'?
According to some experts, after the peak is reached, the production rate will slowly decline until it reaches near zero while the price shoots upward. At that point, we will have pretty much mined all the economic ore deposits that are present on the planet.
Melman on Gold & Silver
At long last the time of artificial quiet is over and the quadrennial political "silly season" is getting underway in earnest. The Republicans have just finished their convention in Philadelphia and (at press time) the Democrats are about to descend on LA-LA land.
Gold Point, Nevada—A One-Man Mining Town Restoration
Almost 200 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, Gold Point was developed initially as a gold mining community in 1868. Like most mining camps, it experienced a typical boom-to-bust cycle, and by 1882, Gold Point was clearly on its way to becoming just another abandoned ghost town.
Follow Up to "Just One More Time"
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
Oregon's Measure 7 May Provide Compensation for Land-Use Restrictions
Opponents of Measure 7 warn that it will grow into a monster.
It starts out innocently enough…
Picks & Pans: Leon Always Finds the Most Gold
Since 1986, I have spent the summer months camped out on a river, looking for gold. The summer of 2000 was no exception.
The Bawl Mill • Mining Law—A Short History • Industry Urges Restraint on Mining Reforms • Environmentalists Back FS on Mining Withdrawl • Our Readers Say • Open Letter to the BLM • Huge Nugget To Be Auctioned • Company Notes • Gold at Mercury Mines • The Lovitt Mine • Picks & Pans: "Eye-Balling" for Alaskan Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Oil and Gas in Washington • As Millennium Nears, Copper No Longer King in Arizona