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  • How technology detected a huge mine landslide before it happened

    How technology detected a huge mine landslide before it happened

    Employees at a Kennecott copper mine outside Salt Lake City knew an April 10 landslide was coming

  • Necessary evil: a review of Boom, Bust, Boom

    Necessary evil: a review of Boom, Bust, Boom

    A book review of Bill Carter's Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story about copper, the metal that runs the world

  • Mining the West

    A potpourri of maps and graphics illustrates the complex nature of hardrock mining in the West today.

  • Uber Recycling

    Garry and Diann Fulks have been recycling large metal objects for 35 years at their scrap yard in Montrose, Colo.

  • Metalpalooza '09

    Metalpalooza '09

    Metals mining is making an unexpectedly dramatic comeback in the West.

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