Identifying Gold Ores
February 2001 by Charles L. ButlerThe following “clues” describing “hard rock gold ores,” while not 100% dependable, certainly will give gold prospectors an advantage:
The suction nozzle was one of the first Venturi nozzles to be used in the dredging business. Years later it was replaced with the straight Venturi system, which is sometimes referred to as a “log.” The main benefit of the log is that the operator only needs a suction hose with a short nozzle.
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Who would have thought it possible? According to a New York Times editorial in late January, they predict that the terrorist attack on September 11 will not be remembered by historians as the most significant event of the last half of 2001. Their new choice is the collapse of corporate giant Enron—and they just may be right.
As usual, the decision process was extremely difficult, but we managed to pick our 10 winners.
The Sons of Gwalia mine is situated in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. It was found by a group of Welsh prospectors in 1896. Gwalia simply means Wales; hence, it was Sons of Gwalia who found the mine.
ICMJ congratulates this year's inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame.
Pending legislation requiring the government to mint a $20 coin with palladium mined domestically would put Montana front and center.
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