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Geologists Locate Giant Gemstones

W. Dan Hausel, Senior Economic Geologist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS), has been successful at finding new mineral deposits and occurrences.

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As decade-high gold and silver prices spark a renewed interest in mining in the West, there are few mining education programs and fewer students earning mining engineering degrees due to two decades of decline in the US mining industry.

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Copper Price Keeps Canadian Miners Busy


The Canadian copper industry is benefiting from the current high metal prices, and exploration activity should remain high over the coming year as new mines are developed and continuous improvement programs increase efficiencies at existing operations.

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