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What's Left Behind


I love to see old-timer workings while I am out detecting for gold. For one thing, it assures me that gold came from there. Second, it tells me gold should almost certainly still be there.

Platinum in Nevada


Platinum group metals (PGMs) have been noted at a few localities in Nevada, especially in Clark County. Unfortunately, some of these occurrences have been associated, in the past, with fraudulent schemes. The amount of PGMs found so far has not been enough for commercially important mining operations, but the mere fact that PGMs are present is worthy of note.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Roadless Rule back in court again
• New mining regulations considered in Europe
• PLP in court on behalf of miners
• Karuk Tribe to appeal
• NEPA rewrite drive gets boost from Katrina

Prospecting Homonyms


Three homonyms come to mind when I think of gemstones, gold and vegetables: carrot, carat and karat. Let’s look at carrot first.

Greenstone


Greenstone is a hard, tough, altered igneous rock, usually dark green in color. The term “greenstone” has been loosely applied to all greenish rock, including peridotite, dunite, jade, serpentine, and even hydro thermally altered rocks in mining districts. True greenstone is...

Nevada Counties, Towns Get Forest Service Grants


The Forest Service is issuing $69,630 in small grants to several rural communities in Nevada to help diversify their economies and wean them from dependency on natural resources.

Melman on Gold & Silver


On a similar vein, while the number of new non-farm jobs created rose by a modest 156,000 in September, it must be pointed out that Goods Production Payrolls rose by only 10,000 jobs while much lower paying service jobs accounted for the other 146,000.

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