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New Mineral Discovered in Tanzania

John Jaszczak, a professor of physics, knew that something was very unusual about the mineral specimen he was examining under the microscope of a Raman spectrometer in the basement of Fisher Hall at Michigan Tech. On a hunch, Jaszczak decided to look into it further. The diagnostic more

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Mining News


Mercury Levels Increasing Since 2009

After decades of testing water quality for mercury in dredging rivers the California Water Board inexplicably stops testing more.

Water Sampling

Not so fast on Mining Districts

US EPA and Enviro groups eye mining district as liable for Gold King mine cleanup more

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Pacific Legal Takes Rinehart Case

On October 7th the non-profit Pacific Legal Foundation announced it would accept the Rineahrt case more


Idaho Rules redefine what a significant surface disturbance is

In a recently released document the Idaho BLM and Forest Service redefine when a Plan of Operations is more.


Not everything should be a crime

With the U.S. EPA refusing to bring charges against employees in the Gold King mine incident...Read more

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California Supreme Court Kills Mining

In a case with far reaching impacts for all miners, the California Supreme Court decided mining claims were only real more