Mining in Sonora, Mexico
November 1999 by Len PadiosSo you want to do some gold mining in Mexico. What do you need, where do you go, how do you begin? You begin before you even cross the border.
Q: I have a question/request regarding some black sand left from my Dad’s prospecting days.
ICMJ congratulates this year's inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved permits allowing Kennecott Minerals, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, to operate a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula.
Q: Our group has found a nickel deposit in the Yuma, Arizona area that is similar to the one that you wrote about...
In underground placer work, the contact point of the bedrock tunnel and the gravel is a very weak point and always has to be timbered. The bedrock here is thin, fractured, and the gravels loose from many years of oxidizing.
MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) reports that a pair of miners used oxygen-supplying self-rescue devices to save two of their co-workers who were in danger of suffocation at the Ohio Valley Coal Company's Powhatan No.6 mine near St. Clairsville, Ohio.
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