Sampling Mineral Deposits
March 2007 by StaffThe accurate sampling of mineral deposits for testing and analysis is perhaps the most important step involved in both mineral exploration and development. It is a critical factor in initial prospecting efforts and the preliminary investigation of grassroots exploration projects, yet sampling is often performed in a haphazard and incomplete fashion during the early stages of prospecting and exploration activities.
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Following is a speech Rep. Ron Paul delivered to the House of Representatives in early June, making a case for the return to the gold standard.—Editor
Q: I’ve been using a computer program that lists both active and closed mining claims. Can you tell me the definition of a closed claim and why they would be shown?
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