Prospecting for Rare Earth Metals
January 2010 by Chris RalphRare earth metals are critically important to many forms of modern technology, including most green energy saving applications, computers, televisions, and a number of military defense systems.
This is just the type of specimen that could have been easily ignored by the old-time miners. It felt a little heavier in my hand than a chunk of quartz of that size ought to have been.
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
Situated in northwest Western Australia, Australia’s Pilbara is one of the most isolated and scenic places on earth. The tiny town of Marble Bar, Australia’s hottest town, sits amongst the ancient ranges and is a Mecca for tourists—and gold...
While there are many ways to conduct a planted nugget hunt, this article describes one way that several mining associations can get together and sponsor such an event. In this hunt, the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter Society’s claim in the Randsburg Mining District was used as the huntfield. It was chosen because...
While both zinc and lead deposits also are enriched by the surface weathering process, in part two we will look at the enrichment process for copper and also gold deposits, and at the interpretation of leached outcrops to figure how rich the concentrated deposits below them may be.
The rugged San Juan Mountains of Colorado rise to 14,309 feet and were a barrier to overland travel for many years. Precipitation, in the form of summer thundershowers and heavy winter snow, is enough to support coniferous forests.
Several mining districts near Boulder, Colorado mark the northeast end of the 240-mile-Iong Colorado Mineral Belt, which cuts diagonally across the Rocky Mountains.
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