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The Makorakoza of Zimbabwe—Centuries of Prospecting in Gold-Hosting Dolerites

Until a countrywide banning order in 2007, the undercover panners were living testimony to the presence of gold in a region not previously known for its occurrence.

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2011 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees


The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum announced the 2011 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees.

MMAC Update


One caller wondered why he should be required to join MMAC, asked why MMAC was not a non-profit, and compared it to some kind of extortion attempt. If he had questions like these, I assume there are others with similar questions and I will address them here.

Small-Scale Miners Rock the Mining World


With the high price of gold, there are many new prospectors out in the hills all over the United States, and while we would all prefer to be finding those larger nuggets, it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes all that is available is nothing more than a few small flakes. The truth is, new prospectors are sprouting up all across the planet—especially in the developing nations.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Critical minerals obtain national security status
• Idaho to take over EPA permitting

Melman on Gold & Silver


Strange, isn’t it, how our vocabulary has been expanding of late. Up until late 2001, the term “Twin Towers” meant either the combination of the Federal Budgetary Deficit and the National Debt or the two outstanding forwards of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Suddenly, the only relevant meaning was the two destroyed buildings in New York City. By mid-2002, most of us who hadn’t given Afghanistan a second thought became familiar with names of towns and regions in that country.

Melman on Gold & Silver


The morning of Friday, May 7 gave us a new chapter in gold's ongoing struggles which might properly be named "As the headlines turn!"

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