The Hanging Tree
January 2001 by Rose KlemenokThe Big Swede was working his pan trying to get rid of the black sand. Usually there were others at the river, but on this day he was there alone. He figured that most of the other fellow miners were either doing their laundry, or working.
Is it environmental concern that's driving mining out of the United States or rather politics on the grandest scale?
• New California suction gold dredging regulations released—and they are just as bad as we predicted
• Dredgers file US Supreme Court response in Oregon case
• Washington State pushes same suction gold dredging narrative
• Pentagon reverses decision on rare earth projects
Our world of precious metals showed several conflicting trends. Gold fell sharply from last month’s highs to the area between 265 and 270 and then stabilized in that area.
It is not just a few small-scale prospectors who use a home office. An increasing number of miners, prospectors, and mining-related business owners are operating at least a portion of their business from a home office.
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