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Company Eyes Reopening Mine Near Troy


Revett Silver Company, formerly Sterling Mining Company, hopes to reopen a dormant copper and silver mine near Troy, Montana, in the next six months because higher copper prices have made the operation practical, an executive said.

Nevada's Silver City Gold District—Part I


The name Silver City is quite ironic as it doesn’t really fit the area’s metal production. The area encompassing the Silver City district is a great, stand-alone gold district, where the production value of gold has been much more than that of silver. Since the initial discovery of gold-bearing veins in the mid-1850s, the area has been a center of continuous small and large-scale gold production.

The Rand of South Africa


The republic of South Africa (pop. 45 million) lies at the southern end of the African continent, and has been responsible for much of the world’s gold and diamond production. The first Europeans to settle in the region were Dutch, but the British...

NMFS Official Admits Bogus ESA Analyses


In its typical ham-handed approach to limiting government power, Congress specified that “critical habitat shall not include the entire geographical area which can be occupied by the threatened or endangered species”...

What Happened to The Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit?


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The Rochester Mining District of Nevada


Only the richest ores could be worked and shipped off for processing at a profit. As a result, early mining in the southern part of the Humboldt Range was short-lived. In the 1880s, placers were discovered in Spring Valley and American Valley on the east side of the range...

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