April 2005 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDMost oilfields are found in anticlinal faults, or stratigraphic traps. Oil floats on water, so that it will rise to the highest point possible, above the water. If the porous or fractured sandstone or limestone that contains the oil is overlain by impervious shale, the oil can no longer rise. If the porous bed is arched upward...
• Sterling Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Fronteer Development Group
• US Gold Corp.
• NovaGold Resources
Ask The Experts: Should I remove someone else’s claim post from my claim?
Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?
A Word from the Editor
You may recall seeing the Treasure Hawk Mine cleanup project featured in the August 2000 issue of ICMJ...
Hog Mountain Mining, Past and Future
When you think of gold mining, you probably don’t consider Alabama to be the place to find your treasure. However, in the early 1800s, jobs were few, and the smell of gold drew men into the search. History records 13 districts in which mining was done at all stages—from pick and shovel, to an area like Hog Mountain.
Picks & Pans: Diamond Hunting in Wyoming
Rod Griffin and I have spent most of our free time looking for the hard-to-find diamonds, and have found ourselves involved with wildlife, obstacles, bad roads, streams, bogs, bulls—you name it.
Ask The Experts - Who owns this historic mill and how do I handle possible mercury contamination?
Mining Industry Enthusiastic About Prospects
Vancouver, British Columbia, became the focus of the international mining community for five exciting days in late January as two conventions catering to the precious metals mining community were held just blocks apart from each other. And, while they both had differing emphases, each convention attracted unprecedented numbers of participants.
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