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Preserving the True History of the Ivanhoe


My partner had the contacts and it wasn’t long before we had an agreement in place and the company had a geologist on site. I recall a time when he was getting the lay of the land, so to speak, and he broke off a rock sample and inspected it with his magnifier.

The Basics of Exploration Leases and Contracts—Part II


This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.

The Importance Of Mining Critical Minerals In The USA


Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.

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The Basics of Exploration Leases and Contracts—Part I


Let’s take a look at these important property aspects individually, because they all affect the value of a property and how much mining companies might or might not be interested acquiring it.

Making A Big Discovery


We sent them a lot of information, including my presentation about the area and its potential. We were excited to learn a couple weeks later that the company was interested in the property.

Advancements in Non-Toxic Gold and Silver Leaching


The non-toxic thiosulfate is actually the medical antidote given to people for cyanide poisoning. By accomplishing both neutralization and metals recovery, this process creates an economic and environmentally attractive process.

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Time to Come Home


The need to bring mining back to North America is more urgent than ever.

Gold and Mining Stocks Will Rebound—But When?


There is no question the economy will not always be as good as it is now. There is also no doubt that someday the lack of exploration and the ore in existing mines running out will come home to roost.

Large Gold Deposit Types


It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.

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A Father’s Day to Remember: 24,000 Ounces Gold in Quartz


Father’s Day in Australia was on September 2, and it’s a day a group of miners from “down under” won’t soon forget.

Have We Hit 'Peak Gold'?


According to some experts, after the peak is reached, the production rate will slowly decline until it reaches near zero while the price shoots upward. At that point, we will have pretty much mined all the economic ore deposits that are present on the planet.

The Batteries Metal Rush


There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.

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Critical Minerals: Titanium


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.

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Michigan House Votes to Give Mining Operations More Flexibility


Casperson said he is not worried about businesses subverting the language in the bill because the DEQ would still have the authority to halt the new construction if it is deemed environmentally unsound.

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Mineral Exploration On The Rise


…2017 was just the first year with a small increase after a huge drop off in exploration activity. It may take many years of future increases to get back to where the activity was in 2012, as projected increases in exploration spending are seen to be slow and steady.

Hecla Fights Bad Actor Label in Montana


Environmental groups last year urged Montana regulators to impose the bad actor designation, and now are seeking to intervene in the case.

The Wild Rush To Find More Cobalt—Part II


In this second part on cobalt, I will take a look at the various types of cobalt deposits and how you can prospect for them. Who knows—perhaps the next big cobalt strike will be yours.

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Re-Opening Nevada’s Relief Canyon Mine


When I read about these new discoveries, I often wonder how the original operators ignored all the additional ore. Yet this has happened again and again in Nevada and many other places.

New Technology for Extracting Lithium To Be Tested in Nevada


Production of the Lithium will be completed in a 48-hour process with much less waste and a substantial increase of recovery rates from around 40% with conventional evaporation to near 90%.

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