Pocket Gold in Gneiss
March 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDMetamorphic rocks such as gneiss and schist are known for their pocket gold deposits. Such pockets may not be large enough for major mining operations, but may be very rewarding for individuals or small companies. Gold-bearing quartz veins may cut gneiss or schist, but often the veins parallel the bedding, or foliation. The origin of mineralized veins, which parallel the foliation, has been kicked around for years.
What gives this illustration great importance is America may be facing the same kind of dilemmas that have brought Japan’s market such long-term grief.
The Nevada Mining Association has filed a lawsuit to block a petition asking state voters to raise taxes on mining.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
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The company that wants to build and operate the mine, Rare Element Resources Ltd., promises high-wage jobs and economic vitality to an area where 40 percent of the population is age 50 or older.
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