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Author Archives: Greg Ashcroft

Greg Ashcroft is an Exploration geologist with a B.Sc (Honors) in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba. His adventures as a geologist have taken him from the VMS deposits of Northern Manitoba, to the Au-Ag Epithermal and Cu-Au Alkalic Porphyry Deposits of Central and Southern British Columbia. Greg is also the founder of Alpha Omega Radio, an aspiring composer and pianist.

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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Nickel: Commodity Overview

Man’s first and mostly unintentional use of nickel began with making pottery and tools as early as 3500BC, but it’s intentional use is much more recent. The name “Nickel” is that of a mischievous ...

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Phosphates: Commodity Overview

Phosphate is a basic ingredient for some proteins and is important in the development of bones and teeth in animals. It is also essential in the growth of plants. Phosphate is ...

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