January 2000 by StaffExcerpts from CMJ, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Most of the world's diamonds come from Africa and Australia, but several new discoveries in the United States and Canada have spurred interest.
Some creeks have nuggets, while others, particulary the rivers, nothing but fine gold.
The entire petroleum complex has once again taken center stage in the world’s financial markets as prices for crude surged to near all-time highs at $55 per barrel and associated products such as heating oil and unleaded gasoline (see chart analysis below) soared through previous peaks. What made these new rallies so remarkable...
The specific gravity of chalcedony is 2.58 to 2.64. This is slightly lower than coarsely crystalline quartz because of slight porosity in chalcedony. Being so light, it will easily wash out of a gold pan.
• PLP continues the fight for miners' rights
• Oregon miners fight back
• Bills address strategic minerals
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
- Prospector banned from college campus
- Early retirement...
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