Building the American Dream
July 1999 by Michelle BingWhat goes into making a home? For starters, about 439 pounds of copper!
• Voters say "yes" to mining in Alaska
• Colorado cyanide ban case presented
• New small-scale regulations released in Washington State
• Colorado roadless areas
Mother lodes and placers get found, finds become prospector’s stories, stories become legends, legends become myths, and myths become the fodder for armchair prospectors and daydreams. Over the decades, the Canadian province of British Columbia has had more than its share of legends and myths ascribed to it.
I have a bunch of ideas about what to do in the near term and then other thoughts about what things might look like a few months from now when I hope the situation will look a lot better.
The Philippine archipelago, with over 7,000 islands that stretch for 1,100 miles north-south, was settled by Malaysians several thousand years ago. Ferdinand Magellan landed and was killed there in 1521. Spaniards took over the islands in 1571, and founded Manila, which is located on a large natural harbor. After the Spanish-American war in 1898, the United States took over the Philippines, and found itself in a brutal 6-year war before gaining control of all of the islands.
I’ve received quite a few inquiries from miners who are beginning to realize that traditional Mining Districts are powerful entities and they are looking to get their district organized if it’s in disarray.
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
Attractive geology does not guarantee mining investment if a region’s policies are bad, say mining executives surveyed in the seventh Annual Survey of Mining Companies released by The Fraser Institute.
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