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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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Alaska's Cripple Creek Mining District


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Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building


The formation of gold, silver and many other types of deposits depends on a natural segregation of the elements from the earth, so that gold or silver (and other minerals) becomes enriched enough to form a valuable ore.

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Identifying the Noble Metals Simple Tests That Work


Using a porcelain evaporating dish, place concentrates or head ore, equal to a tablespoon, in 60cc of aqua regia. Boil almost to dry, then add 10cc HCl (hydrochloric or muratic acid) and heat for a few minutes, and then add 30cc of water and bring to boil. Let cool while the solids are being allowed to settle. Using a pipette...

BLM Issues Environmental Review of Wyoming Uranium Mine


If all goes well before the BLM issues its final approval, Littleton, Colorado-based UR-Energy could start building the Lost Creek mine by early October, according to company and BLM officials.

Recovering Fine Gold: Getting the Most from Your Sluice Box


The sluice box is probably the most common gold recovery device after the pan. For centuries, the sluice has been the world’s most popular device for medium to large-scale primary placer gold recovery.

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