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With conventional financing still difficult to obtain, it is little wonder that “self-financing” is the number one form of financing used by small business owners, miners and prospectors.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Why, if America’s economic performance is advancing steadily…are two especially sensitive and widely-used commodities performing so poorly?

Melman on Gold & Silver


The question of relentless government payouts continues to haunt the political system.
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Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


New Rules to Impact the Lease/Buy Decision


Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many small-scale operators and prospectors even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every mining operation or business, compared to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be getting more complex.

BLM Reports That 'Mining' Brings Most Public Reward


A report from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) titled "Public Rewards from Public Lands—Fiscal 1998", shows that minerals production is the largest income producer for the federal government on BLM-managed lands.
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Jim Butler's Political Career


The Nevada Historical Society's "This Was Nevada" Series

Legitimately Reducing Business Vehicle Costs


When it comes to the expense of using a car, van, pickup or panel truck for business purposes, they can be deducted by the operation as 'transportation" expenses.

Reserves and Resources Explained


Reservers and resources are very important to prospectors and miners, but they may be vague terms to some.
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Melman on Gold & Silver


As we have noted through the years, perhaps the most direct, single influence on the future of gold and silver is their monetary opposite—currencies in general, the US Dollar in particular.

Melman on Gold & Silver


I find it difficult to recall a period when the world has encountered so many simultaneous threats which “should” have driven gold and silver higher, and yet the precious metals markets—so far—have failed to rally to any significant extent.

Melman on Gold & Silver


...for the most part, visible price inflation has remained dormant for the most of that period of time. This state of affairs would appear to contradict both monetary history and typical cause and effect reasoning. Even the Fed has expressed some surprise and concern regarding the matter.
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Melman on Gold & Silver


...when we begin to observe what appears to be an early indication toward a more bullish stance in one of the major miners, that can reasonably provide us with a rising degree of optimism for the sector itself.

Melman on Gold & Silver


While most precious metals observers tend to pay more attention to action in the gold market as opposed to silver, there are times when the white metal can give us particularly sharp price targets going forward.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Although there is no direct connection between the price of lumber and the precious metals, there is an important indirect one due to the importance of the housing market to overall economic activity.
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Melman on Gold & Silver


From the point of view of the precious metals, an upside breakout would have clear inflationary implications, which should benefit...

Melman on Gold & Silver


I believe that the continual imposition of Leftist concepts on an already economically overburdened world is a recipe for some future economic catastrophe...

Melman on Gold & Silver


The idea of decisive action in 2014 will be at the heart of my presentation at the ICMJ Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit of April 5-6 in Placerville. I look forward to meeting you all then.
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Melman on Gold & Silver


...it is beginning to appear that we are recently witnessing a gradual buildup of background information that could lend strength to the arguments for ultimately higher gold and silver prices.

Melman on Gold & Silver


...as a holder of contrarian points of view, I am somewhat delighted to see the recent enormous surge in published negative commentaries regarding gold's future.

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