The Ball Mill
May 2003 by Staff• This wasn't the UN makeover we were expecting
• Do you have more money than you really need?
• British tabloids "French roast" Chirac
• Reporter comes out of the closet
Imagine the liability protection of a corporation and the pass-through tax benefits of a partnership in one entity for your mining or prospecting operation.
The nation’s mining industry can expect a more favorable working climate, Bush administration officials told a receptive audience at the Northwest Mining Association’s (NWMA) annual convention.
Just as we were sitting down to write this column, a political bombshell was released when Rick Santorum announced he was terminating his efforts to win the Republican Presidential nomination, virtually assuring the nomination will be to Mitt Romney. The remaining candidates, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich appear to have no realistic chances.
A quartz piece was rolled over and there it was, staring right at us—beautiful, coarse gold coming right out of the quartz rock. It was almost the size of a softball, and it looked like over one quarter of it had gold throughout!
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