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Fields of Gold

Imagine being able to get gold from plants. This phenomenon is called phytomining. But it’s not as easy, or as profitable, as it sounds. You may have heard of phytoremediation—the process of extracting metal contaminants from soil.

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Waldo Miners File Suit


On August 29, 2003, the “Miners” (Waldo Mining District, along with Bob & Lesa Barton of Armadillo Mining Shop) filed Complaints in US District Court for the District of Oregon (Medford) against the United States Forest Service, Scott Conroy (in his official capacity as Forest Supervisor of the Siskiyou National Forest), and Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans.

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Prospecting Australia—Part I


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Gold Rush in the Congo—Part II


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Heavy Glacial Rocks and Gold in the Midwest


Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.

Ask The Experts: Potential for developing magnesite deposit


Q: What I would like to know is how to confirm if it is magnesite and the quality.

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