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Miners Find Gallium-rich Seams In Nevada

Analysis of holes drilled by mining firm Gold Canyon has shown that there are more high-grade gallium deposits in Humboldt County, Nevada, than previously thought.

Anybody concerned about a future shortage of gallium will be pleased to learn that miners from the Canadian firm Gold Canyon Resources have found lots more high-grade minerals containing the Group III metal in Nevada, US.

Drilling of 13 new holes at the firm s Humboldt County mine known as the Cordero Gallium Project has revealed several areas with very high gallium content.

According to Gold Canyon, seven of those drill-holes contain seams of minerals (known as intercepts) with more than 100 g/t (grams per ton) of gallium content.

Above this level, the intercepts are referred to as having "high-grade mineralization".

Two of the seams have more than double this amount of gallium in them, however.

"The high-grade gallium mineralization shows excellent continuity and remains open in three directions," said the company, which is waiting for the results of tests on a number of other drill holes in the area.

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