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.
While river dredging in fast water, don’t be afraid of being swept out of your dredge hole by the current. If this happens—and it most certainly will in fast water—there is no need to panic. Don’t try to swim against the current because you will waste much energy in an effort to conquer the river. Just let it take you downstream.
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The potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
In today’s economy, the question is often not whether to fix or replace equipment, fixtures, business assets or even the building housing the mining operation or mining-related business, it is which path is affordable.
• Barrick Gold Corp.
• Montana Resources
• Placer Dome
• Newmont Mining
• Norilsk Nickel
• AngloGold Ltd.
• Ashanti Goldfields Co. Ltd.
• Randgold Resources
• Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.
It's not THE Hope Diamond, but a half-carat yellow gem worth up to $700 will fit that bill for an elementary school student from, where else, Hope.
Gold and silver in Pennsylvania
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