Uses of Gold|
March 9, 2014 | Geology.com
Of all the minerals mined from the Earth, none is more useful than gold. Its usefulness is derived from a diversity of special properties. Gold conducts electricity, does not tarnish, is very easy to work, can be drawn into wire, can be hammered into thin sheets, alloys with many other metals, can be melted and cast into highly detailed shapes, has a wonderful color and a brilliant luster.
Gold Cache is Taxable ?|
March 4, 2014 | SFGate.com
A couple in California found a cache of gold coins buried in their yard in February 2013. The coins were worth about $10 million. Now they are forced to sell some of the coins because their April 15th tax bill on the find is going to be about $5 million.
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Interview|
February 13, 2014 |
The Arizona Geological Survey just published a special episode of Arizona Mining Review. Lee Allison interviews Peter Megaw, Exhibits Chair of The 60th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show which begins today. At least 40 other gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry shows have been occurring in Tucson for the past few weeks.
Alchemists Might Have Done a Bit of Good Work?|
January 30, 2014 | Smithsonian.com
“Although scientists never could quite turn lead into gold, they did attempt some noteworthy experiments.” Quoted from the Smithsonian.com article.
January 26, 2014 | National Geographic
National Geographic has an article about “conflict minerals”. These are minerals that are mined or stolen for the purpose of supporting military operations, particularly in eastern Congo.
The Gold Price Plunge of 2013|
January 5, 2014 | Bloomberg.com
The price of gold in January 2013 was nearly $1700 per ounce and by mid-summer it was down to just $1205… about where it closed for the year.
Most Popular Items for December|
January 2, 2014 | Geology.com
The Saturn Hexagon?
The Utah Supervolcano
What is Ammolite?
Landslide on an Incredible Scale
Failure of the Midcontinent Rift
Zoom in on the San Andreas Fault
Price of Gold Falling
Size of the Yellowstone Magma Chamber Severely Underestimated?
Salaries and Employment of Recent Geoscience Graduates
The Largest Recorded Fault Slip
How Do They Steer the Horizontal Drill?
Price of Gold Falling|
December 22, 2013 | Reuters
By the end of 2013, the price of gold could have its largest yearly price drop in 32 years.
Most Viewed News in October|
November 1, 2013 | Geology.com
Egypt Fears a Dam on the Nile in Ethiopia
235 Carat Diamond Found in Siberia
Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates
Nice Yellow Diamond Found in Arkansas
What Caused the Sudden Explosion of Animal Life 520MYA?
Walking Away from One of the World’s Largest Gold Discoveries?
Shell Walks Away from Oil Shale
Granitizers vs Magmatists
Gold Prospecting by Picking Eucalyptus Leaves?|
October 23, 2013 | Nature
An article in Nature suggests that Eucalyptus trees might translocate gold from the ground and into their leaves, making them potentially useful in gold prospecting.
Walking Away from One of the World’s Largest Gold Discoveries?|
September 30, 2013 | Businessweek.com
A speculative article on Bloomberg Businessweek explores why Anglo American walked away from six years of work and an investment of 1/2 billion dollars in what might become one of the world’s richest gold mines.
Gold in Pennsylvania?|
September 15, 2013 | Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists Newsletter
The current issue of the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists Newsletter has an article titled: Panning for Gold…in Pennsylvania???.
The Origin of Gold|
July 25, 2013 | USA Today
A USA Today article describes how the gold that we use on Earth today was likely born in star collisions that occurred billions of years ago.
Related: The History of Gold (USGS)
Review of the Bingham Canyon Slide|
July 23, 2013 | MineWeb.com
The MineWeb.com website has an article titled: “Inside Bingham Canyon — N. American mining’s largest, most successful landslide”.
Related: Landslide Hazards (USGS)
Arizona Mining Review|
June 13, 2013 | Arizona Mining Review
Topics in the most recent Arizona Mining Review:
* Joe Bardswich – Moss Gold Mine
* Jerry Aiken and Matt Monte – Holbrook Potash Mine
* David Newlin – community response to potash mining at Holbrook
* Niemuth – mining news
* Kim Patten and Christy Caudill – National Geothermal Data System
Fee Mining Sites
Geology.com and RockTumbler.com are
both GeoShops.com websites.
May 24, 2013 | RockTumbler.com
Lots of people enjoy going to fee mining sites where you can prospect inactive surface mines, mine tailings, soil, sediments or outcrops and keep any rocks, gems, minerals or fossils that you find. Examples include: Herkimer Diamond Mines where you can search for doubly-terminated quartz crystals, and Crater of Diamonds where you might be lucky enough to find a real diamond.
The Gold Price Plunge|
April 23, 2013 | New York Times
The price of gold has dropped over $200 in the past week. An article on the New York Times website reviews gold price trends for the past two years and explores factors that might be causing the current price changes.
The Falling Gold Price|
April 15, 2013 | New York Times
The price of gold has been dropping since October. A New York Times article explores recent changes in the price of gold and the potential driving forces.
Landslide Covers Gold Miners|
March 31, 2013 | BBC
A landslide near Lhasa, Tibet has buried nearly 100 workers of a gold mining company.
New Alloy for Downhole Electronics|
March 22, 2013 | Sandia Labs
Sandia Labs has developed a gold-silver-germanium alloy that is expected to improve electronics in the high temperature, pressure and vibration environment of oil and geothermal wells.
The Story of Invisible Gold|
March 5, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
One of the most important gold discoveries of the 20th century was made by John Livermore who found rocks that contained recoverable amounts of gold – but the gold particles were too small to see.
$282,000 Gold Nugget Found in Australia|
January 21, 2013 | Herald Sun
A guy with a metal detector found a 5.5 kilogram gold nugget near the city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The nugget has an estimated value of about $282,000 based upon its gold content but a collector might be willing to pay more because it is such a unique specimen.