The Price of Gold—Where It’s Headed and Why
November 2005 by Leonard MelmanFor the past year, one of the most troubling questions raised at mining conventions and conferences has been, “Why have so many economic and social events occurred as predicted, but the precious metals remain locked in a...
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Judy Etherton wasn’t out to make headlines or break any barriers when she entered the mining industry more than 30 years ago.
The harsh Alaskan environment delayed serious prospecting and mining for decades and still continues to stymie exploration activity even though there are likely dozens of hidden major and world-class gold and base metal deposits.
Because of multiple take-out points along a ditch line, the ditches themselves become a wealth of knowledge to us present-day miners.
Sandstone silver deposits are found at several places near Van Horn, West Texas. The region is in the Basin Range province, which is characterized by low mountain ranges separated by broad desert valleys. Most of the region receives less than 10 inches of rain per year, barely enough to support scrubby desert vegetation. Van Horn (Pop. 3,000) is 121 miles, by highway, east of El Paso.
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