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New Study on the Formation of Nuggets—Part I

Geologists have long realized that the vast majority of gold in typical quartz veins is in the tiny, dust-size range, a lot smaller than the gold nuggets found by placer miners. This is common worldwide in many, many gold districts.

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Buell Park Pipe, Arizona


One of the world’s largest kimberlite pipes is located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. The pipe is larger than any diamond-bearing pipe in South Africa. It is 16 miles north of Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation.

Ask The Experts—Difference between a Geiger counter and scintillator


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First Load of Concentrate Leaves Reopened Ruth Mine


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The first actual discovery of gold made on the lands of what is now the State of Georgia is shrouded in the mist of history.

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Chasing the Ghosts of Forty-Niners


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