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.
Nevada Regulators Reach Agreement With Queenstake Resources
Environmental regulators ordered Jerritt Canyon Mine near the Nevada-Idaho line closed on May 30 for failure to install equipment to control mercury air emissions. Yukon-Nevada blamed the failure on needed parts that didn’t arrive in time.
Gold, Silver & Stocks—How Do I Decide Where to Invest?
First, I look for smaller exploration companies that appear to be on the right track or that have started producing precious metals and are able to do so at a low cost per ounce.
Melman on Gold & Silver
... if the “renewed prosperity” concept fails to materialize and additional crises are on their way—each one to be met with currency expansions and worsening conditions—then we would speculate that gold and silver will move higher.
One Question, Forever Unanswered—Did He Really Find the Gold?
This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?
The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part I
The modern tangential impulse water wheel, a device best suited for hydroelectric power production where high water head is available, is an ingenious device born in the historic gold mining industry of California in the 19th Century.
Exploring Iron Oxide Copper Gold Deposits
The excitement over IOCG deposits began with the discovery of a monster deposit at Olympic Dam in Australia in 1976. The discovery was accidental as the operator was searching for strata-bound copper deposits.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Estimating Gold Values in Placer Gravels • Lode Gold in Nicaragua • Miners: Plan Ahead for Next Year's Taxes • California's Original Sixteen to One Mine • Montana Multiple Use Association Backs Miner • Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets • Diamond Search Underway in Alaska and Minnesota • Goldfield—Princess of the Mojave • Couple Creates Jewelry of the Iron Range • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices