Company to Sue Over Stymied Gold Mine
November 1999 by Associated PressA Colorado company that saw its plans for a big Montana gold mine derailed by a 1998 voter initiative says it will sue the state for hundreds of millions of dollars, to cover loss of the project.
When others saw piles of waste rock at the former LTV Steel Mining property, Brad Gerlach saw opportunity.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
As we traveled through the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas we saw the combination of mining towns in stagnation but otherwise, incredible displays of prosperity.
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• Suction dredging update for California
• California Fish & Game director resigns
• More Merced River restrictions
Cominco American Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Cominco Ltd., is seeking regulatory approval to reopen the mine in early 2002.
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