De Beers Undergoes Overhaul
August 2001 by Associated PressBehind every diamond engagement ring, every diamond earring, every glittering, multicarat expression of true love once loomed the shadow of De Beers, the cartel that controlled—and, some argue, created—the international diamond industry.
The behavior of a trommel is dependent on how it is designed and set up. Important design characteristics include feed rates, screen perforation sizes, cylinder size, rotation speed and incline.
This last installment in the series will look at methods for finding and recovering coarse gold from alluvial (river and stream) placer environments. Unlike the residual and eluvial placers that we have considered previously, the force of flowing...
Q: How do we get Congress to make up for some of their blunders and do something productive for a change, such as releasing those withdrawn WSAs?
...miners, prospectors and mining related businesses are discovering that capital investments in equipment, machinery and other business assets are more affordable today than ever before.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
Panama is a long, narrow isthmus, 30,200 square miles in area, that separates Costa Rica from Colombia. It is best noted for the Panama Canal, which is now under the control of the Panamanian government, aided by the United States. The canal bisects the country and is an engineering marvel that was opened in 1914.
The first actual discovery of gold made on the lands of what is now the State of Georgia is shrouded in the mist of history.
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