Miners find gallium-rich seams in Nevada
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.