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Plate tectonics coming of age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plate tectonics in its current form is believed to have started one billion years ago. A study of two billion year old rocks from African gold mines has now shown that the same process of ...

Nov 24, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Gold in them hills

The revival of Scotland's long-dormant gold-mining industry is underway, after officials gave the go-ahead to start work at a Highland mine.

Oct 28, 2011 1 / 5 (1) 4

Under Andean ice, a golden prize

An ambitious gold mining project in northern Chile, high up in the Andes close to ancient glaciers, is finally getting underway amid the economic downturn despite fears from environmentalists.

May 13, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 5