Mining Outfits Eye 50-Year Supply of Iron Ore
May 2005 by Associated PressTwo 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.
• Hike in mining claim fees
• Hearing on suction gold dredging in California
• Interior wants mining reform
Having learned to proceed with some skepticism regarding the public’s interpretation of events, we offer the following forecasts for the coming year...
Last month, one of our readers requested an article regarding the possible use of Google Earth for prospecting research. It was a good idea, so here it is.
Author’s note: If you ever contemplate prospecting on the Seventymile River, beginning at the mouth, make sure your will is up to date, and you’ve said goodbye to loved ones. If the mosquitoes don’t get you on the way up, you’ll surely drown in the river or wear yourself out thrashing through the brush.
It’s really a kick to watch a boulder weighing several tons moving out of your dredge hole and onto the cobble pile being pulled by a cable attached to your portable winch.
Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building
The formation of gold, silver and many other types of deposits depends on a natural segregation of the elements from the earth, so that gold or silver (and other minerals) becomes enriched enough to form a valuable ore.
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