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The largest nugget ever found was just under the surface in Australia. It was 25x63 cm (10x25 in) and weighed nearly 64 kg (140 lbs)!

Wine Jargon: What is Minerality?

"Lick it," he told me, "Lick the rock." I had heard of this kind of thing before, but still, I figured that Thibeault Liger-Belair, winemaker and inheritor of crazy-good chunks of prime Burgundy vineyard land, must have been at least halfway kidding.<p>He wasn't. He demonstrated, turning an oblong …

Modern folklore: ‘You, too, can beat the market’

The past five years have been good for Jin Won Choi's investment portfolio. Mr. Choi, founder of MoneyGeek Inc., an Internet startup that offers tools and resources for young investors, says he realized a 25-per-cent average return on his investments over this period.<p>That's better than what market …

Last Roll Of The Dice Pays Off For A New Copper Miner

On Wall Street cash is king. In mining, the crown is worn by ore-grade. When mineral prices fall the low-grade miners fail while high-grade projects such as the DeGrussa copper mine officially opened yesterday in Western Australia survive and succeed.<p>Discovered less than four years ago by Sandfire …

Age Old Perovskite Mineral Offers Promise of Dirt Cheap Solar Power

Researchers have discovered that a mineral known to science for over a century has great potential for solar power applications. Perovskite, which is …

Rob McEwen Interview: On Gold Prices, Gold Miners And Bitcoin

Rob McEwen is the CEO of McEwen Mining Inc. and the founder and former CEO of Goldcorp. He’s well-known in the gold mining<p>industry for being innovative and being a champion of an “owner’s mentality.” He owns 25% of McEwen Mining and pays himself neither a salary nor a dividend.<p>He started Goldcorp …

Artisanal miners labour by hand in Nigeria

Much of the country's minerals are dug up by artisanal miners in the north. Without the high-tech machinery that brings economies of scale, miners here lower themselves hundreds of feet into the earth to chisel gold ore.