Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices
May 2010 by Staff
Those miners present immediately recognized the benefits of becoming members of MMAC and joined up on the spot. I spent some time answering a few questions, and then the miners took over.
Lately my mind has been involved with group 4 of the transition elements, namely titanium, zirconium, and hafnium. They all have similar chemical properties. Of greatest interest to economic geologists and miners is that these valuable elements often occur together in sands.
Clearly, the single-most important reason for the latest decline in gold is the recently announced auctions by the British Central Bank. However, other news stories this past month also had negative implications for the yellow metal.
• Regarding 3809 and property rights
• Regarding the editorial, "A True Endangered Species" (09/01 ICMJ)
• We should all use the correct terms
These gifts of nature are all unique to say the least. Any large nugget is an added blessing to the long toiling hours a miner puts in on his claim. Each golden clunker found is an added bonus. And each big one found will be discussed around the dinner table, or the fireplace.
The amount of gold in the traces from the low-grade scattered veinlets may be much more than the traces from the small but rich pocket, at least until the pocket hunter closes in on the rich pocket. Further confusion arises if the prospector stumbles across a placer deposit on one of the higher peaks.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts: How to handle gold in cyanide; how to sample a platinum deposit • Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - "Eureka!" (Part III) • Gold Prospecting in Maine - Part II • American Manganese • Detecting for Gold in Australia • Investors Take a Shine to Platinum, Palladium • Melman on Gold & Silver