China Ups Investment in Foreign Minerals
March 2005 by Associated PressDirect investment overseas by Chinese companies rose 27 percent over a year earlier to $3.6 billion in 2004, highlighting the country’s growing economic influence, the government reported.
Commonly these layers contain small particles of gold and platinum, and in places where they are sufficiently concentrated, the metallic particles are abundant enough to be extracted profitably.
Unlike producing mines, exploration companies and claim holders owning non-producing claims are not reaping a windfall of increased profits from the recent high prices for precious metals and other raw materials.
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
• Taxpayers may be in double jeopardy?
• Don't ask; won't tell...
• By the numbers...
The lesson of keeping one’s eyes open to other possibilities is one of the great secrets of successful prospecting. Prospectors need to always be on the lookout for opportunities.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • $100 Million Lost on Faulty ESA Listing • Geologists Locate Giant Gemstones • Miner Wins Important Victory Against Forest Service • Philippines Asks Foreigners to Invest in Mining • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers • Healthy Interest at Recent Vancouver Conferences • Idaho Silver Miners Come to Aid of Tsunami Victims • Picks & Pans: In Search of a Vein: Looking for Hardrock in the Talkeetna Mountains • Researchers Trace History of Hope Diamond • The "Rip-Roaring" Flood That Washed Out Mazuma, Nevada • Looking Back • Resolution Copper Mine, Arizona • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices