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Popular Geology and News

Keep your House Warm with “Volcanic Popcorn”

The term ‘volcanic popcorn’ was coined in order to describe the volcanic rock named perlite. Early records include Charles Ballenger ...

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Fertilizer from South Australia’s Sugarloaf Graphite Deposit?

You may not think of farming and mining as two complimentary activities, but what most people don’t know is that ...

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Moss Forest

Exploration Is Multidisciplinary: Exploring the Relationships Between Geologists and Biologists

Often biologists and geologists are portrayed as being at odds on their views of resource development. Biologists are typically seen as ...

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The Villarica Volcano Erupts: Credit Aton Chile / AP Photo

Chile Gives Us A Lesson in Plate Tectonics

At 3am in the small town of Pucón in southern Chile, the Villarica volcano put on an incredible light show, ...

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Mining Properties and Project Reviews

Drilling at the Curraghinalt Deposit

Dalradian Resources – Gold in Northen Ireland

When I was a young geologist, unwise in the ways of alteration vectors and gold-pyrite solid solution, I had the ...

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Fruta Del Norte Camp Overview - Photo from Lundin Gold

Fruta Del Norte – The Canadian Junior Exploration Industry in a Microcosm

Fruta Del Norte, is one of the largest, highest grade undeveloped gold deposits currently in existence and was also the ...

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The Saxendrift Processing plant at Dusk - Photo from Rockwell Diamonds

Rockwell Diamond Inc – Saxendrift Diamond Mine

For untold millennia the Orange River of South Africa has slowly flowed to the sea, untroubled by glaciers or volcanoes, ...

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Ivanhoe Mines Platreef Project – Game Changer in South Africa

Occasionally deposits are so big and so important we can apply the term – game changer. The Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN), ...

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Knowledge Base


Great Deposits of the World – Grasberg Part 1

When creating this series on great deposits there are various criteria that can be used to evaluate whether a deposit ...

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La Escondida Pit - Source Rio Tinto

Great Deposits of the World  –  La Escondida Porphyry Copper, Chile

Even in a land known for its giant copper deposits, such as Los Pelambres, Andina, Chuqiucamata Collahausi,  the La Escondida ...

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Great Deposits of the World – Hishikari, Japan.

Deep in the green hills of Southern Kyushu, Japan, on the edge of ridge is one of the great gold ...

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Great Deposits of The World – Olympic Dam, Australia

This is the first article of many which will look at some of the great mineral deposits of the world. ...

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