Nothing captures the mind of the geologist, investor, or plain-old treasure hunter, quite like high-grade gold (Au). Small wonder that […]
The world’s greatest ore deposits. These are the minerals deposits and mines that set the standard for a deposit type. In many cases they changed the their host countries and communities for good. They are the stuff of legend.
Mountain Pass, California once produced the majority of the world’s Rare Earth Elements (REEs). The 2002 closure of the mine
Located in the Mount Isa inlier of Queensland, Australia, the Mt Isa deposits represent the largest accumulations of lead, zinc
Overview This synopsis highlights Cigar Lake, one of the world’s top uranium mines (Figure 1). With grades 100 times higher
The Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) is one of the world’s oldest base metal mining districts and one of Canada’s largest
Overview The Bushveld Complex (BC), located in northern South Africa, is a Paleoproterozoic Large Igneous Province ~2 Ga in age.
Built on the site of an ancient caldera, Banská Štiavnica in Slovakia is home to one of Europe’s great mineral
In this column on great deposits, I have discussed those that were rich, big, changed destinies, broke governments and accumulated