Mining

An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Asteroid Passing By Earth May Be Worth $5.4 Trillion

An asteroid that could contain trillions of dollars’ worth of precious platinum is set to zoom past Earth Sunday.

07/19/2015

Crews rescue a worker injured at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch on June 9, 2015. (CBS)

Worker Critically Injured In Accident While Doing Repair Work To Mine Near Antioch

A worker was critically injured in one of the mines at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch Tuesday , according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

06/09/2015

Mining

California Gold Rush-Era Discards Could Be New-Tech Bonanza

There’s a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, and other electronic devices, and old mine tailings piles scattered around the West just might be the answer.

07/21/2013

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Metal Price Surge Prompting Revival Of California Gold Country Mining

With the price of the metal near historic highs, hovering around $1,700 an ounce, the first large-scale hard rock gold mining operation in a half-century is coming back to life.

12/17/2012

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$2M In Gold, Gems Stolen From Mariposa Mining Museum In Brazen Daytime Robbery

California investigators were looking for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery.

10/02/2012