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We’ll call this prospector “Bill.” Bill found the nuggets pictured in a gully in Victoria’s Golden Triangle, where everyone had been detecting for more than twenty-five years. Many good nuggets were found in this gully over the years, and whenever...
A major slump in the gold mining industry is taking its toll on central Nevada, where county commissioners are planning a 30 percent across-the-board spending cut beginning July 1.
For generations, men willing to endure physical labor have been able to make a decent living working as miners on the Marquette Iron Range. But it has been only in the last 25 years that the open-pit facilities have given women the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and dig into hard labor.
...this time, instead of swarming over streams and gravel beds teasing out flakes of the precious metal, miners may have found the fabled and elusive mother lode.
Now they have come up with a second guide (to be released on May 1) that they believe will allow dredgers in California to resume working.
Rapid City, S.D. (AP)—Scientists and a team of South Dakotans have submitted a $281 million, five-year plan to turn Homestake Mine in Lead into the world’s largest underground laboratory.
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