Surging Gold Prices Add Luster to Nevada's No. 2 Industry
December 2004 by Associated PressHigher gold prices helped boost Nevada’s mining industry in 2003 despite a decline in production for the third straight year.
Melman on Gold & Silver
When I was a college student, I remember participating in a huge religious rally and the theme song, sung by hundreds of participants, had this repeating line: “I ain’t-a going to study war no more...” Those days surely are gone as headline after headline now shouts out at us that we had indeed better study and prepare for war.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• California dredging update
• Study: Sage grouse does not need protection
• Tennessee enacts harsh new gold prospecting regulations
Silver Peak, Nevada: A Little of Everything
Silver Peak is a small mining community in Esmeralda County in west-central Nevada, about 30 miles west of Goldfield. Although it’s fairly remote, it’s been an important mining center since the early days.
EPA Reopens Comments on Pebble Project
The settlement did not grant an immediate approval for the project, but it did begin to clear the way for the company to apply for federal permits—a path the Obama administration previously had thwarted.
Melman on Gold & Silver
What a difference a year makes. It makes one wonder if we still live on the same planet!
Nice Specimen Gold Recovered in Northern California
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
Can You Recognize Valuable Ores?
The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.
The Bawl Mill • Gold Diver's Closes Its Doors • Geologist's Search for PGMs Leads to Mining Venture • Diamonds in the Rough in Montana • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part I—The Geology of Coarse Gold Formation • Using Microbes for Mining • The Carter and Reynolds Gold Mines: Is There a Yet Unknown, but Mineable Gold Deposit Here? • Michigan House Committee Approves Sulfide Mining Regulations • Ruby Hill Gold Mine to Reopen in Eureka • The Skaergaard Intrusion • Melman on Gold & Silver • BLM Launches Mining Claim Records Viewer • Newmont Welcomes Release of Executives • The Baja Gold Rush of 1889 • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back