Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
July 2005 by Staff
There are more Questions than Answers
A 56-pound (25-kilogram) nugget belonging to an Australian prospector is 80 percent to 90 percent high-purity gold, University of Southern California scientists confirmed recently.
We have to remember that the earliest miners were not geologists, but came from a variety of backgrounds. Their survival depended on finding enough gold so they worked hard and adapted to whatever challenges these new areas presented.
Most of us know making a profit as a small-scale miner is difficult; however, sometimes we combine luck with a little skill and bring home a few ounces of the yellow stuff.
Nearly a century after the luxury liner RMS Republic sank off Nantucket, treasure hunters are still battling over the ship’s cargo, which some believe includes gold coins now worth more than $1 billion.
Mining has been a mainstay of the Durango economy for generations. It was mining, beginning with the discovery of what later became the Avino Mine in the sixteenth century by Juan de Tolosa of the Spanish Army, which formed the basis...
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