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Mining Stories

Stories and experiences from geologists in the field. There is some knowledge that can only be gained through experience.

The California Gold Rush : 1840 – 1857

“Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River!” “Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River!” Those words uttered from Samuel Brannan upon his arrival in San Francisco, California created a large scale immigration ...

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Why Drilling Is Essential in Mines


The phrase “exploration geology” calls to mind a lonely geologist and a drill rig in the middle of a windswept, rocky expanse miles away from civilization. While that is the ...

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