Mystery of Olmec Jade Solved
July 2002 by Associated PressSince the 18th century, collectors, geologists and archaeologists have sought the answer to a frustrating mystery: The ancient Olmecs fashioned statues out of striking blue-green jade, but the stone itself was nowhere to be found in the Americas.
Man has always wondered how the Earth was created, and how oceans, mountains, and other features were formed. However, until the last 200 years, most phenomena were explained by means of legends, superstitions, or religion. It is still that way in many parts of the world.
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• Miner wins in court; Forest Service appeals
• BLM directors held accountable
• CBM lawsuit may change venue
Elections in the Republic of Congo may bring a mining boom to a country that has been ravaged by wars and corruption.
The latest Mining Cost Service (MCS) Cost indexes, released on February 26 by Western Mine Engineering, Inc., display a hint of a silver lining in the cloud hanging over the U.S. Mining Industry.
by Mella Rothwell Harmon
Nevada Department of Museums, Library and Arts
"This was Nevada"
A Colorado company that saw its plans for a big Montana gold mine derailed by a 1998 voter initiative says it will sue the state for hundreds of millions of dollars, to cover loss of the project.
• Comments needed from small-scale miners in Oregon
• News from the House and Senate
• Governor shows support for mining
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