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Mining Sisters Make History

Judy Etherton wasn’t out to make headlines or break any barriers when she entered the mining industry more than 30 years ago.

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Critical Metals: Zinc


In this article, part of an ongoing series taking a look at critical metals in our economy, we will examine the mining and use of the metal zinc.

The Reynolds (Star) Gold Mine


The Reynolds gold mine is located approximately 6 miles northeast of the town of Troy, North Carolina, the county seat of Montgomery County. According to old reports, the mine was discovered around 1800. Production reports from the mine are sketchy, but mention the occurrence of telluride minerals associated with the gold. Early work was apparently confined to a number of quartz veins that traverse the property in a northeasterly direction.

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Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Hunting for Hardrock: The Basics


Exposed veins and outcroppings can be a great source for gathering good gold ore for processing. Veins and outcroppings do require a lot of work to free the ore from its earthen grip, but this labor can be very rewarding.

Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits


Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.

Ask The Experts—Separating platinum from sands using bubbles


I am trying to find any information about using bubbles to separate platinum from sands and small particles. I think it has to have a surfactant in the process. Do you know of this bubble tech?

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