Drilling for Ore
August 2014 by Bill RichIn the simplest sense, drills can be divided by their mode of action—percussion, rotary or a mixture of the two.
The mine will be open for public tours Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning August 24, lasting into the fall and winter as weather permits.
The historical AJ mine, located east of Juneau, Alaska, was considered the largest gold mine in the state at one time. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold there in 1880, and it has been more recently known as a tourist destination.
Alaska is in the midst of assessing its rare-earth resources, an effort pushed by Governor Sean Parnell, who sees them as another example of where the US is reliant on foreign sources to meet its needs.
This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.
Two miners were killed in an accident partly because someone wedged a broom handle against a reset button to bypass an alarm that would have shut down the system, federal safety investigators said.
Few areas of the world have a mining history comparable to Canada’s Yukon Territory thanks to the fabled Klondike Gold Rush, which took place from the late 1890s into the early years of the Twentieth Century. Tens of thousands of prospectors and treasure hunters poured into the Territory following the discovery of placer gold...
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