Picks & Pans: Rattlesnakes in a Gold Camp
February 2004 by John AndersonLeon was leading the way as we hiked the trail out of North Canyon. Without any warning Leon leaped into the air. He had just spotted a big rattlesnake lying in the grass beside the trail.
EPA Recommends Against Reissuing Permit for PolyMet Mine
PolyMet contends the project will actually reduce mercury and sulfate discharges into the St. Louis River watershed because it will clean up an old iron mining waste pond at the processing plant site.
China Ups Investment in Foreign Minerals
Direct investment overseas by Chinese companies rose 27 percent over a year earlier to $3.6 billion in 2004, highlighting the country’s growing economic influence, the government reported.
Melman Reports From PDAC—News About India, China, and a Potential Shortage of Nickel
PDAC’s (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) annual convention held each spring in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is generally regarded as the largest and most impressive annual gathering of the mining industry in the world.
Detecting Clay Seams
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
PLP Update: A Huge Win for Miners
PLP cannot understate the importance of this legal decision in our present battles with the political powers of the California swamp.
Beryllium in Utah
Much of the world’s supply of beryllium is mined by Brush-Wellman, Inc., at Spor Mountain, Utah. The district is in a harsh desert environment which receives only 6 inches of precipitation a year, barely enough to support scrubby desert growth.
The Phoenix Gold Mine: A Brief History
The Phoenix Gold Mine is located approximately 7 miles south of Concord, North Carolina, and was discovered in about 1836, some 37 years following the first discovery of gold in the United States and a few years following the discovery of gold in quartz veins by Joseph Barringer.
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