July 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDTantalum is a refractory metal which is non-toxic, ductile; easily fabricated, has a high melting point, is highly resistant to corrosion and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It has the unique ability to transmit an alternating current in only one direction.
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"Little Boys who pick up rocks either go to prison or become geologists."
Glynn Burkhardt, president of the Arizona Small Mine Operators Association, has a small mine outside of Tucson, Arizona. He recently received a visit from U.S. Department of Interior...
Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).
Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) sponsored the Federal Agency Compliance Act (S-1166) in the 105th Congress to prevent bureaucrats from abusing their office by ignoring federal case law. This legislation apparently failed, but is still needed. During the Clinton administration, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt illegally directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to...
There was a foreign presence at the annual Northwest Mining Association convention in December.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
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