Critical Metals: Zinc
May 2014 by Chris RalphIn this article, part of an ongoing series taking a look at critical metals in our economy, we will examine the mining and use of the metal zinc.
Many miners know that lead is very commonly associated with silver values, but the truth is that it is also associated with gold values in many locations as well.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
Let’s take a look at these important property aspects individually, because they all affect the value of a property and how much mining companies might or might not be interested acquiring it.
Silver Peak is a small mining community in Esmeralda County in west-central Nevada, about 30 miles west of Goldfield. Although it’s fairly remote, it’s been an important mining center since the early days.
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
We import nearly all of our REEs from China, so it’s critical that we find and continue to develop domestic resources of these elements.
The lake is at the southern tip of the San Andreas Fault, which has shifting tectonic plates that bring molten material closer to Earth’s surface. The only other part of the US known to have more geothermal brine available is on the fault’s other end in Northern California.
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