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April 2010 by Staff
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
Imagine being able to get gold from plants. This phenomenon is called phytomining. But it’s not as easy, or as profitable, as it sounds. You may have heard of phytoremediation—the process of extracting metal contaminants from soil.
Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.
Q: Will my detector react to fine gold?
What a difference a year makes. It makes one wonder if we still live on the same planet!
Elections in the Republic of Congo may bring a mining boom to a country that has been ravaged by wars and corruption.
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