The Klamath Mountains
September 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDOver 7 million ounces of gold have been produced in the Klamath Mountains of northwestern California, 64% of which has been from placers.
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June 18, 1955 — August 3, 1999
While recovery rates are important, they must necessarily be secondary to the volume of material processed. Running more material at lower recovery rates is generally preferable to increasing the efficiency of the system.
While some future cobalt will come from recycling lithium batteries and other products, the coming huge need for cobalt is virtually a perfect storm of heavy demand and insufficient supply.
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