July 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe Piedmont region of the eastern United States extends for over 800 miles, from Alabama northeast to Pennsylvania. It includes the rolling country between the flat coastal plain to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.
The latest Mining Cost Service (MCS) Cost indexes, released on February 26 by Western Mine Engineering, Inc., display a hint of a silver lining in the cloud hanging over the U.S. Mining Industry.
Through a program that began in 2011, Barrick Gold Corp.-owned Golden Sunlight has paid out more than $45 million to small miners in the last seven years...
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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The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Siskiyou National Forest Update • Company Looks at Restarting Sunshine Mine • Gold & The Dollar • Picks & Pans: Exploring Wyoming's High Desert • Sons of Gwalia & Herbert Hoover • Looking Back • Prospecting on the Yukon River • Placer Gold in Arizona • The Fire Assay of Fly Eyes • Bill Could Create New Silver Market • 2002 Inductees to the National Mining Hall of Fame • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mystery of Olmec Jade Solved