Mining Wikipedia

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef, or placer deposit.These deposits form a mineralized commodity that is of economic interest to the miner. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay.

Planetary geology Wikipedia

Planetary geology, alternatively known as astrogeology or exogeology, is a planetary science discipline concerned with the geology of the celestial bodies such as the planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and meteorites. Although the geo- prefix typically indicates topics of or relating to Earth, planetary geology is named as such for historical and convenience reasons; due to the types

Western Mining History

Introducing the Nevada Mining Atlas. The WMH Nevada Mining Atlas is designed for use with Google Earth Pro. Included are over 450 metallic mining district location polygons (compiled by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology), divided into views by mined commodity.

Maptek 3D Mine Planning, Mine Design, Geology

More than 19,000 licenses of Vulcan are in use across the globe for applications ranging from exploration, through geological modelling, mine design and planning to rehabilitation. Intuitive tools help operations of all resource types and mining techniques improve productivity.

Secrets About Mining Herkimer Diamond Quartz Geology

Herkimer Diamond Geology and Geography. The host rock of "Herkimer diamonds" is the Cambrian-age, Little Falls Dolostone. The Little Falls Dolostone was deposited about 500 million years ago, and the "Herkimer diamonds" formed in cavities within the dolostone.These cavities are frequently lined with drusy quartz crystals and are often coated with a tarry hydrocarbon.

Copper mining in Michigan Wikipedia

In the 1850s, mining began on stratiform native copper deposits in felsite-pebble conglomerates and in the upper zones of basalt lava flows (locally called amygdaloids).Although amygdaloid and conglomerate deposits tended to be lower-grade than the fissure deposits, they were much larger, and could be mined much more efficiently, with the ore blasted out, hoisted to the surface, and sent to

Colorado Mining & Minerals Bureau of Land Management

Colorado's Locatable Minerals program has 10,380 active mining claims, 31 authorized mining plans of operations, and 33 authorized exploration notices for gold, silver, uranium, and other uncommon minerals. Federal Unpatented Mining Claims or Sites are