The Gold, Silver and Base Metal Mines of Eureka, Nevada
April 2015 by Chris Ralph...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
We are at a crossroads; either we establish the mining, production and refining of rare earth elements here in the US or we remain subjected to the whims of the Chinese government.
The metal is expensive, not because it is rare but because of the expense to produce and work it. The minerals mined for titanium are all oxides, unlike many base metals that are mostly mined as sulfide minerals.
The $800 million project will provide 300 jobs during production. It will be the only US mine where nickel is the primary targeted mineral, with about 360 million pounds to be extracted.
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
Recently, a left-leaning Arizona federal judge, James Soto, who is an Obama appointee, shut down a proposed copper mining project for the flimsiest of reasons. He basically disregarded and rewrote federal mining law.
Back when I was in college, when I first started classes, the demand for new engineers was so strong that every graduate had multiple job offers without even trying.
Polymetallic skarn deposits are an interesting class of deposits that can contain a number of different types of metals.
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