Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
May 2004 by Staff
One of the first minerals most prospectors learn to recognize is quartz, because, in the right circumstances, it can be an excellent indicator mineral for prospectors. Quartz is common, easy to identify, and is often associated with gold and other valuable metal deposits.
• Forest Service proposes further changes to mining regs
• Preble’s mouse resurrected
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
It would seem that we are often indeed destined to repeat history. In terms of gold discovery, even with all the advancements that have been made over the years, it seems we are once again on the cusp of returning to the 1800s world of gold mining. Even as you read this, a new gold rush is taking place in a sleepy little town in South Carolina.
by Dennis J. Raff
Horseshoe Bar Action & Research (HBAR)
If you think all the vein gold near the surface has been dug up—think again! A weekend prospector recently came into the lab with a shoe-box full of samples that were from ten to fifty percent native crystalline gold on dirty white quartz.
...it is beginning to appear that we are recently witnessing a gradual buildup of background information that could lend strength to the arguments for ultimately higher gold and silver prices.
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