Dimension Stone

dimension stone

Consider the last time you were at a dinner party, a fancy restaurant, or in a swanky, downtown hotel lobby. You may remember the conversation, the beverages, or the meal, or possibly the golden ding of the receptionist bell. Perhaps you even noticed the highly polished stone that adorned the bar, the walls, or the…

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How are mining and mineral exploration projects valued?

Today I had an appraiser come to my house to take pictures and measurements. His appraisal will be relied upon by the mortgage company when they underwrite my refinance. This appraisal is important to the mortgage company. It gives them confidence that the value of my home is worth more than the money they are…

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Cobalt: A Resurging Commodity

cobalt

Cobalt is en vogue in mineral exploration because of its position as a strategic resource. The increased global demand for battery-powered electric vehicles (BEV) has been reflected in the price surge in the market for all battery minerals, especially cobalt. As a principal component of BEVs, exploration for cobalt deposits is critical for continued progress…

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Is There Gold in Those Hills?

gold

The search for precious metals, specifically gold (Au), has a storied history. Early cultures produced fashionable objects known for their beautiful designs incorporating gold. Throughout human history, technology has been at the forefront of the discovery, evaluation, and production of gold from the Earth’s crust. Most recently, the price of gold has approached $2100/oz. The…

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2021 Aggregate Production Forecast

aggregate

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, most of us are looking ahead to the promise of a new year. Covid-19 left its mark on every industry worldwide, and the construction aggregates industry was no exception. This industry takes into its scope crushed stone and construction sand and gravel. While the industry was certainly impacted due…

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An Overview of GIS Mapping & Mining

GIS Mapping

GIS has one purpose: To quickly and easily answer questions about your data related to location. A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visual content. With this unique capability, GIS mapping reveals deeper insights into data, helping users make smarter decisions. This data can analyze a subject to…

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Geophysical Exploration Methods

Geophysical Exploration Methods

View and download the full resolution (24″X 15″) .PDF for printing here: http://www.burgex.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Geophysical-Exploration-Methods-Poster-Burgex-FINAL.pdf What is geophysics? Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Geophisical exploration is the (mostly) non-invasive investigation of subsurface conditions in the Earth through measuring, analyzing and interpreting physical fields at the surface. Some tools employed by geophysicists, such as core drilling,…

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What are locatable minerals?

Locatable, Salable Minerals

What are locatable minerals? The General Mining Law of 1872, as amended, opened the public lands of the United States to mineral acquisition by the location and maintenance of lode and placer mining claims. Mineral deposits available for acquisition through this act are commonly called “locatable minerals.” These minerals include both metallic minerals (gold, silver, lead,…

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Mineral Exploration and GIS

Anomalous Gold

The two components of a binary explosive are generally very safe when they stand alone, but when they are combined, they create a powerful explosive that can be used to move mountains. The world is full of powerful combinations like this. One of these, is the combination of GIS when applied to the field of…

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