State's Only Gold Mine Processes Last Precious Ore
February 2000 by Associated PressSouth Carolina's last operating mine, Kennecott Ridgeway, processed the final gold and silver it had extracted from two pits in southern Fairfield County. But even though the mining and processing is done, the work at Kennecott is far from over...
Rio Employees Face Trade Secrets, Bribery Charges
China has formally arrested four employees of Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd. on charges of infringing trade secrets and bribery...
Why Did This Silver Mine Close? Pt II
During the mid-1800s until about 1920, the settlers of the West tended to be quite optimistic, but in reality they flew with a wing and a prayer.
In South Africa, a "gregory" is the term applied to a blunder of major proportion. James Gregory will forever be remembered in South African slang as the professor from Great Britain who made one heck of a "gregory."
$50 Million in Gold From 1857 Shipwreck Approved for Sale
The gold is all for sale. Just one tiny coin alone could go for $1 million because of its combination of rarity and the history behind it...
PGMs in the United States
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Small miners can join bonding pool in Alaska
• Comments needed for diesel particulate matter proposed rule
• Administration asks Supreme Court to review wilderness ruling
• Bush selects Utah Governor as next EPA chief
NASCAR Driver Turns Prospector
When he’s not searching for improvements on the track, the affable driver is prospecting for gold across the United States.
The Bawl Mill • Clinton Declares Three More National Monuments • McCain Derides Clinton Forest Policy • Foreigners Lure Mining Partners • Pacific Island Gov'ts Focus on Undersea Mining • Options Narrowed for Managing Chugach National Forest • Company Notes • Diamond Fever • Gold in Jasperoid • Underground Geologic Mapping • New Quarry Regulations in West Virginia • Ash Fork Calm After Explosives Theft • Picks & Pans: Mining in Ghana • Little Rocky Mountains, Montana • Collector Reaches New Lows to Find Bottles • Chinese Camp, California and the Tong War of 1856 • Millie's Tailings • Visionaries, Scoundrels, and Gamblers • Executive Defends Special Mill Site Exemption • Chasing the Ghosts of Forty-Niners • Washoe County Balks at Black Rock Desert Plan • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back