Across the West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something even more valuable would be hidden in the piles of dirt and rocks they tossed aside. Now there's a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, weapons systems, wind turbines, MRI machines and the regenerative brakes in hybrid cars, a group of versatile minerals on the periodic table called rare earth elements and old by gretchen
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gretchen Across the West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something even more valuable would be hidden in the piles of dirt and rocks they tossed aside. Now there's a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, weapons systems, wind turbines, MRI machines and the regenerative brakes in hybrid cars, a group of versatile minerals on the periodic table called rare earth elements and old
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Digging in the dirt.... by DeAnna Crabtree
DeAnna Crabtree
DeAnna Crabtree Digging in the dirt....
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Digging in the dirt.... by geraldine
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geraldine Digging in the dirt....
Dancing in the Kitchen
A new solution DEP is utilizing to reduce stormwater pollution and restore streambanks is called regenerative step pools.  In an eroded channel where stormwater frequently flows, a regenerative step pool allows water to be absorbed into the ground, while the pollutants are taken out of the water by sand and mulch. Pictured: regenerative step pools after the plantings and redesigns.... by gay
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gay A new solution DEP is utilizing to reduce stormwater pollution and restore streambanks is called regenerative step pools. In an eroded channel where stormwater frequently flows, a regenerative step pool allows water to be absorbed into the ground, while the pollutants are taken out of the water by sand and mulch. Pictured: regenerative step pools after the plantings and redesigns....
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You Can Bury a Lot of Troubles Digging in the Dirt Free Printable by geraldine
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geraldine You Can Bury a Lot of Troubles Digging in the Dirt Free Printable
Dancing in the Kitchen
Periodic Table of Weapons through History by vibrantyouthe4
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vibrantyouthe4 Periodic Table of Weapons through History
INFOGRAPHICS
Best Places to Dig for Gems in the United States  Pan for gold, dig for gemstones, or collect minerals for both fun and profit at some of the best places for gem and mineral digging available. by cassie
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cassie Best Places to Dig for Gems in the United States Pan for gold, dig for gemstones, or collect minerals for both fun and profit at some of the best places for gem and mineral digging available.
Material Things
Useful Knots  -Aside from a knife, one of the most valuable items you can have in a wilderness (or any type of) survival situation is cordag... by guadalupe
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guadalupe Useful Knots  -Aside from a knife, one of the most valuable items you can have in a wilderness (or any type of) survival situation is cordag...
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Fossil Turtle and Fish. Wyoming Miners Gems and Minerals by molly
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molly Fossil Turtle and Fish. Wyoming Miners Gems and Minerals
Baby Animals
There's a river in Australia called the "Never Never River." by kelseyinfo
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kelseyinfo There's a river in Australia called the "Never Never River."
Corners and Spaces
'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster by Wayfair
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Wayfair 'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster
Decorative Accents
'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster by Wayfair
Wayfair
Wayfair 'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster
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Help a horde of tiny miners mine gold, silver and coal in Micro Miners. by christine
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christine Help a horde of tiny miners mine gold, silver and coal in Micro Miners.
Past
In 1953, miners at the Lion Coal Mine in Wattis, Utah were digging a new tunnel, and broke into an already existing system. The coal found in these tunnels was so old and weathered, it was useless for burning. Further exploration  revealed not only the tunnels, but centralized rooms where coal was brought prior to being taken to the surface.  Investigators followed the coal seams in the same way as today. Yet none of the North American Indian tribes ever used coal. by lara
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lara In 1953, miners at the Lion Coal Mine in Wattis, Utah were digging a new tunnel, and broke into an already existing system. The coal found in these tunnels was so old and weathered, it was useless for burning. Further exploration revealed not only the tunnels, but centralized rooms where coal was brought prior to being taken to the surface. Investigators followed the coal seams in the same way as today. Yet none of the North American Indian tribes ever used coal.
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'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster by Wayfair
Wayfair
Wayfair 'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster
Decorative Accents
A piece of the Esquel Meteorite.  In 1951, an Argentinian farmers found a 1660 lb. meteorite, later called Esquel, while digging a hole for a water tank. When cut and polished, the meteorite showed beautiful yellowish olivine (peridot) crystals. by oldrose
oldrose
oldrose A piece of the Esquel Meteorite. In 1951, an Argentinian farmers found a 1660 lb. meteorite, later called Esquel, while digging a hole for a water tank. When cut and polished, the meteorite showed beautiful yellowish olivine (peridot) crystals.
Rocks and Minerals
'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Graphic Art Print Poster by Wayfair
Wayfair
Wayfair 'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Graphic Art Print Poster
Decorative Accents
'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster by Wayfair
Wayfair
Wayfair 'Periodic Table of Gaming Weapons' Framed Graphic Art Print Poster
Decorative Accents
We love to lay in the piles of clean clothes. by jennie
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jennie We love to lay in the piles of clean clothes.
spring
Just fyi there's a show called this in Upstate New York (and a bunch of other places too) by shackleford
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shackleford Just fyi there's a show called this in Upstate New York (and a bunch of other places too)
idk
40 vday ideas to tell him you care... I do "thoughtful" ideas all the time, and they get tossed aside :/ by milagros
milagros
milagros 40 vday ideas to tell him you care... I do "thoughtful" ideas all the time, and they get tossed aside :/
Fabulous Feast
In Steam Time, The Board Game, discoveries have sparked the invention of fantastic machines that can travel through time. Now, the rapidly industrializing superpowers of the world are in a race to amass and exploit these valuable resources. At the $59.95 by nordstrom
nordstrom
nordstrom In Steam Time, The Board Game, discoveries have sparked the invention of fantastic machines that can travel through time. Now, the rapidly industrializing superpowers of the world are in a race to amass and exploit these valuable resources. At the $59.95
Big Boys
There's this beautiful thing called 'imperfect progress', slow steps of progress wrapped in Grace....so stop trying to rush God, He's saving you from something that you "thought" you wanted. by ingrid
ingrid
ingrid There's this beautiful thing called 'imperfect progress', slow steps of progress wrapped in Grace....so stop trying to rush God, He's saving you from something that you "thought" you wanted.
Gifts for the boyfriend
Skinny Cookies & Cream Popsicles — That's right, only 100 calories each! Beat the heat with these bikini friendly popsicles. By the way, there's vitamins and minerals in these too! by WoolDesign
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WoolDesign Skinny Cookies & Cream Popsicles — That's right, only 100 calories each! Beat the heat with these bikini friendly popsicles. By the way, there's vitamins and minerals in these too!
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DIY Gardener's Hand Butter Recipe-- this is perfect for when you hands feel all crusty and dry from digging in the dirt all day! by kinda.conger
kinda.conger
kinda.conger DIY Gardener's Hand Butter Recipe-- this is perfect for when you hands feel all crusty and dry from digging in the dirt all day!
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meanmasai Periodic Table of the Elements Mousepads In our offer link above you will seeShopping Periodic Table of the Elements Mousepads Online Secure Check out Quick and Easy...
Periodic Table of the Elements Mousepads
Old Money: Rare Roman 'Nero' Coin Unearthed in England.The weighty piece of currency, called an aureus, would have equaled more than half of a soldier's yearly salary at the time.Archaeologists found the valuable coin, which is embossed with the image of the hated Emperor Nero and dates to between A.D. 64 and 65, by eileen
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eileen Old Money: Rare Roman 'Nero' Coin Unearthed in England.The weighty piece of currency, called an aureus, would have equaled more than half of a soldier's yearly salary at the time.Archaeologists found the valuable coin, which is embossed with the image of the hated Emperor Nero and dates to between A.D. 64 and 65,
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Tomato Dirt:  Digging up the best gardening tips for  growing tomatoes and using them by ruthie
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ruthie Tomato Dirt: Digging up the best gardening tips for growing tomatoes and using them
garden party
Command center on the counter/desk instead of piles and piles of papers! Also a cool way to keep calendar. by diann
diann
diann Command center on the counter/desk instead of piles and piles of papers! Also a cool way to keep calendar.
For the Kitchen
Iran. Andradite. This is a member of the Garnet family of minerals and the variety is called Demantoid. This specimen is from Belqeys Mountain, Takab in Iran and is a beautiful example of the kind of mineral specimens that are now beginning to appear in the West now that Iran is rejoining the world community. by bette
bette
bette Iran. Andradite. This is a member of the Garnet family of minerals and the variety is called Demantoid. This specimen is from Belqeys Mountain, Takab in Iran and is a beautiful example of the kind of mineral specimens that are now beginning to appear in the West now that Iran is rejoining the world community.
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Textured Brain by Alfred Anwander and Robin M. Heidemann. The image was created through a technique called diffusion MRI, a process where by alissa
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alissa Textured Brain by Alfred Anwander and Robin M. Heidemann. The image was created through a technique called diffusion MRI, a process where
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