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Landowners See Potential Gold Mine in Uranium Ore

A group of Pittsylvania County landowners sitting on 92 million pounds of uranium ore wants Virginia to end its 25-year ban on uranium mining.

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Police Extend Detention of Newmont Executives


Five executives from the American mining giant Newmont will continue to be jailed while facing pollution charges in Indonesia, police said, despite test results that show “normal” mercury levels near a former gold mine.

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Sampling for Success—Part II


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Picks & Pans: Mining Tungsten Ore—A Case History


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Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part VI Geology of Placer Gold Deposits


Placer deposits are the focus of many small-scale prospectors, as they can be worked with comparatively inexpensive equipment. In this conclusion of a six-part series, we will take a look at the geology and formation of placer deposits...

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act

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