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Copper is King in Arizona

After 11 years of delays, the US Department of Interior approved a land exchange that will allow Phelps Dodge to proceed with development of the Dos Pobres/San Juan copper deposits...

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Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Silver’s Shine is Back


As a precious metal, silver doesn’t have the allure of gold. As an investment, it’s not as hip as Google. But dowdy old silver is suddenly chic.  Silver prices are at their highest in more than 25 years, and mining companies are riding an economic boom.

Gold in Iceland?


Normally, one does not look at volcanic islands in a search for gold. However, rich gold deposits have been found in or near volcanoes at Lihir and Misima Islands near New Guinea, so one cannot dismiss gold opportunities on volcanic islands. All of Iceland is of volcanic origin, with acidic volcanic rocks like rhyolite and granophyre being present at a few localities.

Arizona Prospector Rescued from Mine Shaft


“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”

The Forgotten Specimen—Part I


In these types of cases I tend to listen to what my metal detector is telling me. The machine was very quiet, suggesting my initial impressions were right about the ground make up.

Onerous New Mining Rules Adopted in Washington State


On December 4, 1998, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (WDFW) adopted what has to be one of the most repressive and restrictive compilations of small-scale gold prospecting and mining rules in the country.

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