Critical Metals: Copper
May 2012 by Chris RalphFrom time to time I’ve been doing a series on critical metals and how important they are to our complex and technological society. This month we are going to take a look at copper, and how important that metal is to our modern lives.
Because quartz and gold may be deposited together across a considerable range of temperatures, not all quartz veins are the same, and there are several different types of gold-quartz deposits.
The decision was made to move the dredge intact, a massive undertaking indeed. The goal was to move it only one mile to the Busby’s Chicken Gold Camp, but what a mile that was to be.
...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
It is a gemstone, and yet it is also closely associated with many types of metal ores. It's valuable itself but often points toward other valuable minerals—that is certainly something prospectors want to know more about!
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