The Business of Mining—Family Mining Business Tax Savings
April 2007 by Mark E. BattersbyThere has been much said and written about nepotism, especially in government and business. There is, however, no written rule that would prevent any miner or prospector from hiring a spouse, children or other family members in the prospecting, mining or dredging business. There may even be tax advantages associated with that nepotism.
Picks & Pans: Gold Recovery in Placer Mining Operations
Two of the major factors affecting the profitability of a placer mining enterprise are the relative efficiency of the mining equipment, and the rate and percentage of recovery obtained while conducting mining operations.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• 3809 Regulations—Letter Drive
• Environmental groups infiltrate National Park Service
• Interior Secretary Gale Norton chasties environmentalists over Klamath lawsuit
• EPA requests comments on Maximum Contaminant Level rule
Lawsuit on Alleged Market Manipulation Continues
Blanchard and Company, which claims to be the largest retail gold dealer in the US, announced that its lawsuit against Barrick Gold Corp. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Company will move into the discovery phase.
Prospecting for Meteorites with a Metal Detector
The following article has been written with a two-fold purpose; first, to help familiarize anyone interested in “meteorite shooting,” and second, to stress the importance of scientific research.
Sharing Gold Fever with a Friend
While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.
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