When Gold Moves, Placers Form
July 2010 by Chris RalphWhat it takes to move gold is turbulent, fast-moving water. Normally the water is heavy with clay and all sorts of sentiments that have been ripped up from the bed of the river or carried down from the tributaries above.
• Not so happy birthday
• Even more support for the PLP
Gold mining is garnering national attention as the economy slows and more Americans look for a way to make ends meet.
• Recovering platinum
“Metal detecting is not a social function.” So said a good friend of mine. And it’s true. But that’s not to say the benefits of having a prospecting partner don’t outweigh those of being alone.
• California dredging update
• On a related issue, SB 233
• EPA and greenhouse gases
Our goal is to reach out to the next generation of prospectors and miners who might prefer reading our monthly issues on their desktop computer or portable device.
There are many factors that affect the price of gold. It appears to us that the majority of them are now pointing to higher prices, not lower.
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