Researchers Trace History of Hope Diamond
March 2005 by Randolph E. SchmidResearchers using computer analysis have traced the origin of the famed Hope Diamond, concluding that it was cut from a larger stone that was once part of the crown jewels of France.
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Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part III Understanding Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Mountain Building
The formation of gold, silver and many other types of deposits depends on a natural segregation of the elements from the earth, so that gold or silver (and other minerals) becomes enriched enough to form a valuable ore.
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Q: Tantalite in an African nation -- is it worth pursuing?
Right away I got a target, and it ended up being gold from a nice little bench. With only an hour left of daylight, I continued heading upstream and found five more tiny pieces of gold with my VLF…
...as a holder of contrarian points of view, I am somewhat delighted to see the recent enormous surge in published negative commentaries regarding gold's future.
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