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This is another very popular TechnoMine site. Here you can find many interesting articles about the history of mining and mining-related activities, as well as historical information about minerals. Also take a look at the many links listed below.

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Peter Byrne Receives the RF Legget Medal
Monday, February 09, 2015
This week we to the dinner given in honor of Dr. Peter Byrne and his receiving the RF Legget Medal. The Medal is one of the highest awards a Canadian soils engineer can receive and Peter Byrne is a worthy recipient. read more »
Mass grave with hundreds of skeletons found in Bolivian mining town
Monday, July 28, 2014
Construction workers in the southern city of Potosi, Bolivia, have uncovered the remains of hundreds of miners believed to be from the Spanish colonial era. read more »
Mining history display OK'd for San Andreas
Thursday, February 13, 2014
A mining history display complete with historic ore carts, a mine hoist and headworks and various ore-crushing machinery will be built on eight-tenths of an acre on the Calaveras County Government Center in San Andreas. read more »
Mining in the Scandinavian Peninsula
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
To this day, Sweden, Finland and Norway remain among Europe‚Äôs elite mining nations. Indeed as of December 2009, Sweden was noted to have had a total of 879 active deposits, while Finland and Norway possessed 343 and 160 deposits respectively. read more »
The book covers 150 years of commercial mining activity in South Africa
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
To hear state Rep. James McLaughlin explain it as he walks Chase Street, history looms ominously underground here. At any moment, it seems, a 19th century coal mine shaft could cave in beneath his feet. read more »
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