Arizona Mining Review for October|
November 1, 2013 | Arizona Geological Survey on YouTube
News and events on mining in Arizona during October, 2013.
** Nyal Niemuth takes a hard look at AZ minerals industry – a lot of concern as some promising project are mothballed for lack of funds. (0:30)
** Hall Stewart of Commonwealth Silver discusses new development in one of AZ’s oldest and most productive silver properties. (8:21)
** Steve Rauzi focuses on our new AZ Oil and Gas Well viewer as a window into AZ’s subsurface and how this can inform environmental, water, minerals, oil and gas studies/exploration. (20:13)
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.
Copper Silver and Manganese Mining in Arizona|
September 29, 2013 | Arizona Geological Survey on YouTube
The Arizona Geological Survey has a video, that features the status of copper, silver and manganese mining operations that are planned for Arizona.
It also includes an interview with the AGS digital librarian who is working to place decades of historical mining reports, maps, photos and other documents online for free public use. These documents come from government, company and personal collections and include thousands of site reports.
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???.
Hydrothermal Iron in the South Atlantic?|
August 28, 2013 | University of Liverpool
“Research by the University of Liverpool has found significant levels of iron and other micronutrients flowing from a hydrothermal vent in the South Atlantic ocean.” Quoted from the University of Liverpool press release.
Recovering 60 Tons of Silver from 3 Miles of Water|
August 5, 2013 | Today.com
Last month Odyssey Marine Exploration recovered 60 tons of silver off the coast of Ireland. The silver was on the SS Gairsoppa, a British steamship that was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1941 – in waters three miles deep.
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)
Uses of Nickel|
July 14, 2013 | USGS
“Nickel is a silvery-white metal that is used mainly to make stainless steel and other alloys stronger and better able to withstand extreme temperatures and corrosive environments.” Quoted from the USGS Fact Sheet
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.
Status of the Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide|
April 28, 2013 | ABC News
ABC News has an article that looks at the status of the Bingham Canyon copper mine after a landslide has cut off production from the pit and will have the company excavating landslide debris instead of ore.
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 Most Costly Landslide?|
April 21, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Dave Petley has a post about the massive landslide at the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine. Discussed are the landslide detection system used to predict the slide and the speculated financial impact of the slide.
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 in the Bingham Canyon Mine|
April 11, 2013 | Business Week
A landslide that was anticipated finally occurred in Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Copper Mine. No one was injured.
Mercury in Groundwater|
March 29, 2013 | United States Geological Survey
USGS authors have authored a book chapter titled: “Occurrence and mobility of mercury in groundwater”.
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.
Arizona Mining Review Episode 3|
March 21, 2013 | Arizona Geological Survey
Arizona Mining Review is a live, online video magazine from the Arizona Geological Survey exploring and reviewing mining in Arizona — its challenges and successes. From potash to copper to gold, from mineral exploration to policy development, tune in to see experts from industry, academia, research, and politics discuss the current state and future of mining in Arizona.
You can view the next program live on Wednesday, March 27th at 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM MST or view archive programs at any time.
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.