Corner Country Gold
August 2002 by Jim FosterIn 1845, the intrepid Australian explorer Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide, the capital of the Colony of South Australia, to search for a supposed inland sea in the center of the continent. Travelling northeast through South Australia into the northwest corner of the Colony of New South Wales, he and his party of 15 men found themselves in the midst of a fierce drought.
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
Q: Thanks for the great article in the recent ICMJ [“Metallic Trash—Scourge of the Prospector,” July 2012]...
• Settlement hearings
• Fighting back
Follow the chain of letters between everyday prospectors Robert and Lesa Barton of Oregon and Deputy Regional Forester Linda Goodman.
by Mella Rothwell Harmon
Nevada Department of Museums, Library and Arts
"This was Nevada"
It is likely that few tourists passing through the crowning glory of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in northeastern British Columbia would be aware that this spectacular region is the focal point of the search for one of earth’s most intriguing metals—tantalum.
Roosevelt was a product of the Thunder Mountain boom, Idaho's last major gold rush.
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