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Prospectors Beat Mining Claim Tax

Early in 2006, two prospectors, joint owners of unpermitted mining claims in San Bernardino County, California, were confronted by the County Tax Collector with stiff taxes amounting to hundreds of dollars for the “possessory right” to own mining claims in that county.

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Environment-Friendly Dredging


The modern gold prospector is a person of great moral fiber who loves the freedoms of this country and understands that with rights come responsibilities.

Melman on Gold & Silver


If this past month has proved anything, it is the reversible nature of the rule that “what goes up must come down” which now also can read “what goes down must come up.”

Metal Detecting Old Hard Rock Mine Dumps


The type of mine dump that is best for metal detecting are the ones that consist of mixed sizes of rock and are located near some sort of excavation, commonly a shaft or adit. Sometimes the piles located along a trench dug by the miners can be productive as well.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Alaska Governor blasts state habitat division
• Laws proposed and reviewed in Washington State
• Comments needed on California's arsenic goals
• New explosives requirements
• Bill introduced to curb ESA abuses

The Price of Gold—Where It’s Headed and Why


For the past year, one of the most troubling questions raised at mining conventions and conferences has been, “Why have so many economic and social events occurred as predicted, but the precious metals remain locked in a...

Melman on Gold & Silver


One of the most rewarding features of technical analysis is when clear signals are fulfilled by the market and also when those signals conform to the bulk of fundamental information.

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