California State Gold Panning Championships
October 2015 by Don RobinsonThis year’s 2015 California State Gold Panning Championships were wild and hectic.
A gold prospector in central Victoria, Australia stumbled across an 87-ounce gold nugget in early February 2015, after his wife told him to head outside to get some air. He had given up smoking a few weeks prior and was getting a bit “grumpy,” she told him.
Niobium (columbium) and tantalum are related metals that usually occur together and are associated with vanadium on the periodic chart of the elements. Both metals have seen increased usage in high-tech applications in recent years because of increased availability.
What are they? They are too hard to be lead, and are not tarnished like silver should be.
The Alaska Miners Association recently released a report on the Economic Impact of Mining on Alaska. The numbers are impressive:
If we watch the action in six important markets, then we must conclude that there is, indeed, cause for deep concern.
Fatal injuries at mines in the United States declined last year to a historic new low, according to preliminary data released January 3, 2002, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
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