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It’s not just something you run into on a golf course-it’s this week’s EarthWord!
No one wants to have an active volcano in their backyard (just ask Dionisio Pulido), but ancient eroded volcanoes can sometimes be literal goldmines for mineral ores.
Vast mineral wealth has been discovered in the Great Basin since the 1800s. As each new generation of prospectors and geologists brings their cutting-edge tools with them, the arid ridgelines of the desert Southwest have shown more and more potential.
Which U.S. State or territory has more large earthquakes than the rest of the United States combined?
On its 229th birthday, Maryland still rocks.
Whether you pan for gold or rare earths, you’ll get a lot of sand...and this EarthWord!
In 2016, these five states led the pack in mineral production, accounting for about one third of the total mineral production value for the entire country.
Look, in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s...underground mineral research?
It’s not a caffeinated ghost, but this EarthWord is nearly as trippy...