Roll-Front Uranium Deposits
October 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDIf the uranium industry stages a comeback, it will not likely be a mad rush like it was in the 1950s. Except for non-radioactive uranium, most surface and near-surface deposits have been found.
This past month was one that saw the emergence of a series of problems capable of inflicting true and serious damage to the world’s well being on a scale we have not witnessed since the late 1970s.
• Placer Dome
• Newmont Mining
• Homestake Mining Company
• Royal Gold Inc.
Commissioning is going well; ramp-up targets are all being met and the General Manager is happy. You arrive at the plant in the morning and start reviewing the night shift logs. What you discover is the night shift had to reduce feed to the mills...
In these types of cases I tend to listen to what my metal detector is telling me. The machine was very quiet, suggesting my initial impressions were right about the ground make up.
"Gold does strange things to people."
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part II • Brighter Days Ahead Reports Nevada Mining Association • Waldo Miners File Suit • Deadly Storms May Expose Gems in Sri Lanka • Picks & Pans: Dredging and Detecting in Sierra City • Hidden Features in Venezuela • Dredging for Monazite in Idaho • Gold in the Philippines • 2003 California State Gold Panning Championships • Judge Holds Companies Liable for Some Damage • The Golden Highway—Tuolumne County • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices