Platinum Prices Could Spur Wyoming Rush
April 2000 by Associated PressRising platinum prices could lead to a rush in southeastern Wyoming, one of the few places in the world where the metal is found, a state geologist said.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The first reported occurrence of uranium in the United States was at Central City, Colorado, in 1871. However, prior to 1922, the ore was mined for its radium content, not uranium.
Brian Barclay makes a 275-mile commute across Colorado every week to work near this dusty little town, drawn by a natural gas boom that has added trucks, cranes and hundreds of people to the rocky landscape.
Maybe we could find a few pieces of ore from that tunnel? It was worth a try. The old timers didn’t have that stamp mill for looks, so we set off to get some samples.
If it's gold, how should I clean it?
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
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