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Gold rush-era discards could fuel cellphones, TVs

Across the West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very valuable would be buried in the piles of dirt and rocks they tossed aside.Full story

Magnitude 7.0 quake recorded north of Japan: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck off northern Japan on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. Full story

Strong earthquake hits western Japan

LONDON (Reuters) - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Full story

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