The Montanore Copper and Silver Project
June 2015 by Chris RalphThis adit will be nearly 3.5 miles long when it reaches the ore zone.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
In this article, part of an ongoing series taking a look at critical metals in our economy, we will examine the mining and use of the metal zinc.
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
It was only a few years ago that China was taxing and limiting quantities of exports for rare earths in an effort squeeze the market, drive up prices and extract the most in the way of income.
One of the oldest sayings in the mining exploration world is that if you are going to search for a new mine, one of the best places to look is near an existing, proven property.
Without this versatile group of technologies, we would be hard-pressed to produce the metals so critical to our modern way of life. The robust mining industry of today would literally not exist.
The need to bring mining back to North America is more urgent than ever.
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