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Basic geology, ore deposits, mining districts and regional geology


gold within quartz

Many civilisations have had an eternal love affair with gold. As a consequence, wars have been fought over it and many lives have been lost. It has become a symbol ...

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Epithermal Gold Deposits

Wairakei Geothermal Power Station New Zealand

Epithermal gold deposits are among the  richest gold deposits in the world with some bonanza grade ore shoots containing more than 1000 g/t gold, or in other words, a kilogram of ...

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Location, Location, Location

An ore hauling icebreaker, the MV Arctic, used by the logistically-challenged Polaris Mine

Finding an economic mineral deposit is a big deal, but few geologists get to add “found a mine” to their resume. Why? Economic conditions such as commodity prices and availability ...

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