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Picks & Pans: Mining Tungsten Ore—A Case History

In 1977, when the price of tungsten hit one of its highs, three of us formed U.S. Western Mines to look for scheelite, the mineral ore of tungsten. Union Carbide Corporation was purchasing raw tungsten ore at...

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Judge Holds Companies Liable for Some Damage


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Since 1993, US reliance on imports of raw and processed materials of mineral origin has increased more than seven fold.

Samuel Franklin Hunt Nevada’s “Rio Tinto”


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PLP Update: Regulatory Relief On The Way


Toward the end of this summer, we expect another Federal Register notice will be published that deals with Forest Service mining regulations.

WSGS Releases New Geologic Maps


The Wyoming State Geological Survey announced ten new geologic maps have been completed and are now available.

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