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China to Set Up Strategic Reserves
China plans to set up strategic reserves for key minerals such as copper, uranium and aluminum, the government said, acting to ensure supplies amid record high prices due to soaring demand.
Gangue Minerals - What Do They Tell Us?
There are a large number of different kinds of gangue minerals, and each of them has its own tale to contribute to the story of the chemistry and geology of a deposit.
Ask the Experts - ...Worth further investigation?
Q: About 158,000 tons of ore is estimated to remain on the property. Worth further investigation?
Judge Holds Companies Liable for Some Damage
A federal judge found mining companies liable for at least some of the costs of cleaning up pollution of Idaho’s Silver Valley from a century of mining.
Long-Term Camping Plan at Fortymile Proposed by BLM
A draft environmental assessment of a proposal to allow long-term camping by gold miners along 21 miles of the North Fork of the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River is available from the Bureau of Land Management.
I Just Tripped Over A Nugget
I metal detected a number of years before I saw my first nugget peeking out from the dirt before I had scraped or dug for it. This one was in the steep sidewall of a narrow, but deep drywash.
Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
The Bawl Mill • Mining Claim Fees Are Going Up • Buell Park Pipe, Arizona • Mines and Money • Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part II • Two Nevada Mines Look to Supply Own Power • Paleontonlogical Resources Preservation Act • Picks & Pans: Mexican "Edventure" • Over the Divide • Flat-Fault Gold in Sonora, Mexico • Looking Back • The Fern Mine • Map Offers Look at Butte's Mining History • Gold in China • 2004 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices