Gold Miners Become Tungsten Miners
February 2001 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.The story begins in the early 1940s in Vance County, North Carolina, on a farm that belonged to the Hamme family. During spring plowing in 1942, one of the brothers accidentally plowed up an odd looking rock and took it home to show his younger brother who was studying geology at Duke University.
“Hey, R.B., let’s go down and see how the patio is going.” Bart, my neighbor, called to me across the fence as he strolled by, heading towards the mine superintendent’s house.
British Columbia is poised for a “golden decade” in forestry and mining, Premier Gordon Campbell says.
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
One of the first things we did while looking at buying the equipment was figuring out how it would dovetail into the milling process we already had in mind.
• What goes up, must come down.
Our world of precious metals showed several conflicting trends. Gold fell sharply from last month’s highs to the area between 265 and 270 and then stabilized in that area.
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