Prospecting for Copper Ores—Part I
June 2012 by Chris RalphCopper is one of the metals that form the backbone of our modern civilization. Copper is an essential part of every computer, cell phone, automobile and household appliance.
A crater in an undersea volcano off Japan may contain the world's largest gold nugget ever found...
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
After a host of companies spent 20 years prospecting, a mining firm is ready to make a play on the $2 billion lode of gold sitting in Eastern Oregon.
...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
While much attention in northern Alberta has been focused on the rapidly growing “oil sands,” another story of particular interest to the mining community has been taking shape virtually unnoticed in the same region.
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
...the federal agency is intrigued by a plan that might result in cleaning up the area without cost to taxpayers.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Iowa Hill District • Gold Deposition and Gradients of Placer Streams—Part I • Pursuing Rare Earths in Wyoming • The Mole • Repair / Replace Tax Rule Changes • The Wisdom of Mark Twain—And Tales of Cheating the Unwary Prospector • Colorado Mining Association Appeals Roadless Ruling • Ganes Creek Hits 10 Years—Part II • Fifteen and Counting • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices