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Synclinal Oil

Most 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...

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• Bema Gold
• Copper Ridge Explorations

Canyon Resources Offers to Sell Mineral Rights


Canyon Resources Corporation recently offered to let environmental groups buy the mineral rights under nearly a million acres of land in western Montana.

Natural Crystalline Gold


The beauty of natural gold is widely appreciated by both prospectors and mineral collectors, but the pinnacle of beautiful natural gold specimens are the spectacular crystalline formations.

Melman on Gold & Silver


One of the oldest market sayings is that a securities bull market confirms its strength when it is “able to climb a wall of worries.” Well, that old adage was sure given an enormous workout last month as one hammer-blow after another hit the headlines.

Adventure at the 420 Level


Beneath the rolling fairways and manicured greens of a sedate golf course community in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, lie the 600-foot deep, water filled, caved workings of the once famous Phoenix Gold Mine.

Ask the Experts—What is barite used for?


QCould you inform me as to what “barite” is used for? Where can I locate a company that mines barite?

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