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Working the Belmont Mine Butte, Montana—1953

Waiting to go underground in the Belmont Mine in Butte, Montana, I hoped that I didn’t look like a green college kid. I enjoyed watching the ropes run through the sheaves at the top of the head frame as the shaft crew was busy changing over...

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Platinum in Laccoliths


Laccoliths are unusual igneous features that seem to occur in the stable interior parts of continents. They are concordant igneous intrusions that have domed the overlying rocks and are circular in plan, and less than 10 miles in diameter. This article deals with some of the laccoliths found in the scenic Colorado Plateau province of Utah, Colorado, and Arizona...

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Looking Back


Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.

Deadly Explosion Ruled Accidental


A federal investigation shows that the explosion that killed a 42-year-old worker at the Trapper Mine near Craig in August 1999 was an accident.

Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display


The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.

Perception of Mining vs. Reality


Many modern mining companies have taken to making a special effort to ensure the goods and services they need are supplied as much as possible out of the local economy.

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