July 1999 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayIf you think all the vein gold near the surface has been dug up—think again! A weekend prospector recently came into the lab with a shoe-box full of samples that were from ten to fifty percent native crystalline gold on dirty white quartz.
Platinum is only one of a group of related metals that are referred to as platinum group metals (PGMs), because platinum in its native state usually contains all six metals of the group along with some iron.
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• Railway plan is a bit off track
Over 7 million ounces of gold have been produced in the Klamath Mountains of northwestern California, 64% of which has been from placers.
Ceremonies for the induction of five mining industry pioneers into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005 at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville.
A matter of some serious concern has developed in the relationship between the prices for gold and silver and the performance of mining share averages.
While much attention in northern Alberta has been focused on the rapidly growing “oil sands,” another story of particular interest to the mining community has been taking shape virtually unnoticed in the same region.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
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