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Revisiting Commerce Resources—A Tantalum and Niobium Mining Project

One of the most intriguing company articles we have written during the past few years was based on our late Spring 2005 visit to Commerce Resources’ tantalum and niobium project in the towering mountains of east-central British Columbia...

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Bedrock Gold: When It’s There and When It Isn’t


Has your experience ever led you to wonder why some gold is deposited on bedrock and in crevices, while other gold is not? We’re going take a deeper look at this and see what we can figure it out.

Mining Investment—Or Fraud?


The rapid fall of the stock market created a situation in which investors not only pulled back from traditional equities, assuming dot coms are traditional investments, but many recent arrivals in the world’s...

Melman on Gold & Silver


Yet another term has entered the lexicon of investment analysis and that term is “Fallen Angels.” No, we are not referring to religious icons or celestial bodies. Rather, the investment community has dubbed the debt instruments of once-prosperous companies that have now fallen on hard times with that moniker.

Critical Metals: Antimony


I’ve been taking a look at the mining and uses of a number of critical metals in series of articles, and it’s time to take a look at antimony.

"Gold Rush: Alaska" in the Porcupine Mining District


Honestly, I don’t believe it is likely there would be a glory hole where they described one at the bottom of the waterfall because plunging water with enough energy to scour out a large hole in bedrock would have the scouring ability to grind up and...

Silver Hill, North Carolina


To the writer's knowledge, this was the first discovery of silver and lead in North Carolina and perhaps one of the first official discoveries of silver east of the Mississippi River.

Melman on Gold & Silver


One of the consequences of the weakening economy and the sharp declines in NASDAQ securities was a sudden weakening of the US Dollar (see chart of D-Mark). As investors began to pull their funds out of the US and return the funds to their native lands, this resulted in sales of the dollar, reducing it in value.

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