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Clarence King, Geologist


Clarence King was born in Rhode Island in 1842, the son of a businessman. His father died when he was 6, so he was raised by his mother. She wanted to have Clarence attend the very best schools, and even moved in order to have him in the best district. She gave him a magnifying glass on his 7th birthday, and this led to his discovery of fossil ferns in neighborhood rocks.

The South Pass Gold Placers, Western Wyoming


In the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.

Gold in Alaska - Part II


The widespread gold and base metal mineralization supports that many significant lode deposits remain to be discovered.

The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part II


Even before Pelton relocated in San Francisco in 1888, many other competitive foundries and machine shops chose to enter the water wheel market. These firms were already busy with the mining trade, producing hoists, stamp mills, ore carts, Cornish pumps, crushers, grinders, compressors and drills.

Critical Metals: Antimony


I’ve been taking a look at the mining and uses of a number of critical metals in series of articles, and it’s time to take a look at antimony.

EPA Offers Liability Protection to Spur Cleanups


Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won’t be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

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