Market Spotlight: Platinum in Demand
December 2006 by Associated PressPlatinum has run to record highs this year, but it’s not a rush of demand for wedding bands that has boosted prices. It’s diesel.
• SREP appeals
• No decision yet in Karuk case
• Right to Access bill
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
Q: Is there a special name for this silver and copper alloy?
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
Skarn consists of coarse-grained calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum silicates formed by hydrothermal solutions, which replace limestone or dolomite near the contact with an igneous intrusion. The contact metamorphism is usually caused by an intrusion such as quartz monzonite, granodiorite, or similar rock type, which may or may not be mineralized.
This remote goldfield covers an area of over 13,000 square miles of the Savanna Gulf country of Far North Queensland, Australia.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Researching and Staking Mining Claims • The Goodnews Bay Platinum Fields • Special Rock • The Business of Mining: Cars, Trucks and Tax Deductions • The Kern River Gold Rush • Finding Gold in Mokelumne River Canyon • Important Court Cases • Smugglers Causing Problems in South Africa • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices • Looking Back