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...
Discovering new mines is often associated with reexamining old ones, as several prominent new discoveries will attest in northern Mexico. MAG Silver Corp. is exploring three historic districts.
During the great uranium rush of the late 1940s, thousands of prospectors spread out all over the western United States sampling rock outcrops for traces of radioactivity.
I thought things started off okay until I realized I had forgotten some of my gear and had to return to the house. My troubled start was not helped when my boy came up to me a few minutes after my return to show me his first nugget of the day.
Q: I found a large quartz vein. I’m interested in mining this myself. Can you point me to a good book or other source on lode mining?
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
“Bloody Nick,” as he was known, arrived in California in 1850. From his name, there were those who thought him to be a big man, but instead, he was a small thin man, fifty-six years of age.
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