As Millennium Nears, Copper No Longer King in Arizona
May 1999 by Associated PressAt the start of the 20th century, copper was king in Arizona, with one of every four workers employed in the mining trade. On the brink of a new millennium, however, the industry is no longer the cornerstone of the state's so-called "Five Cs" economy—copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate.
The main ore deposits of the Ely district are associated with an east-west belt of altered and mineralized rocks measuring about one mile wide that extends 8 miles westward from Ely.
The opal is larger than a brick and is broken into two pieces, which von Brandt said was a practice used decades ago to prove gem quality.
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Revett Silver Company, formerly Sterling Mining Company, hopes to reopen a dormant copper and silver mine near Troy, Montana, in the next six months because higher copper prices have made the operation practical, an executive said.
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
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