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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

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Uranium Deposits


The first reported occurrence of uranium in the United States was at Central City, Colorado, in 1871. However, prior to 1922, the ore was mined for its radium content, not uranium.

PLP Update


The group spent three days helping miners with access issues, teaching them how to politely and respectfully educate federal regulators and law enforcement officers, and how to win these issues in court if necessary.

The Snapshot


Once all the numbers from all the samples and water tests are compiled, a snapshot of the performance of each tank in the process circuit can be seen side-by-side.

Chavez Eyes Venezuela’s Largest Gold Mine


Venezuela announced plans to take over the nation’s largest gold mine, operated by Canada’s Crystallex International Corp., as President Hugo Chavez gradually brings mining operations under state control.

Getting Into Hot Water While Reclamation Dredging


Once I started dredging with heated water pumped into my wetsuit, I never went back to not having heat except late in the summer when the water is very warm.

Mining Outfits Eye 50-Year Supply of Iron Ore


Two companies are looking to mine the largest known iron ore deposit in the West—a 50-year supply at a rate of 1 million metric tons a year.

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