Understanding Hard Rock Mining: Terms and Methods—Part II
July 2004 by Chris RalphA better understanding of hard rock mining methods and knowing a little about how these mines work can help the individual prospector to understand reports and stories about both modern and historic mine operations.
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Once all of the pros and cons are considered, many miners and prospectors have discovered the so-called “Limited Liability Company” is the most profitable operating entity for their venture.
In 1977, I was a young, inexperienced geologist hired to evaluate Wyoming’s diamond resources in the Colorado-Wyoming State Line district, and investigate and map all other mineral commodities in the state with the exception of oil, gas...
Residents who worked in uranium mines before 1972 may be eligible for compensation through a federal program.
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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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