Ask The Experts—Columbium/Niobium
September 2008 by StaffA: Niobium is a rare and strategically important metallic element used in a number of specialized high tech applications. The pure metal is a shiny grey color, but it takes on a bluish tinge...
Melman on Gold & Silver
All we can say is “Welcome to 2012,” and if the first part of January is any indication, it is going to be quite a year on many fronts from the ongoing international financial crisis to the progress of a presidential election set to end this coming November.
Mineralized Faults and Contacts in the Search for Gold
San Francisco Mint and US Gold Reserves
In 1717, Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the British Mint, established a fixed price for gold that was equivalent to around US$20.00 per ounce. This price was for bullion gold, refined to a purity of twenty-two karats (.917 fine).
Huge California Nugget A Hoax
Sanders claimed he used ground-penetrating radar to survey his private property in Nevada County, California, and uncovered the chunk of gold with a backhoe when he was following up on one of the anomalies found by the radar.
The Bawl Mill
• Man offers $300, four cows for hired killing
• Tax Assessor suspended for "sexual favors"
• Divine Intervention
• Big is beautiful
Ask the Experts
Treating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
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