De Beers Undergoes Overhaul
August 2001 by Associated PressBehind every diamond engagement ring, every diamond earring, every glittering, multicarat expression of true love once loomed the shadow of De Beers, the cartel that controlled—and, some argue, created—the international diamond industry.
The Stillwater Mining Company and three citizen watchdog groups have signed a 38-page accord that creates a new relationship between the traditional adversaries and could set an example for resource development decisions in the West.
Mexico is not noted for gold, but is better known for silver and copper. However, the states of Chihuahua and Sonora, in northwestern Mexico, contain some sizeable gold deposits. A number of these deposits were mined during the boom of 1982-2002. One operation that has remained active up to the present is La Herradura Mine...
The federal government decided not to add the greater sage-grouse to the list of endangered species. A listing would certainly have resulted in countless new restrictions across the Western states.
All of this made me have to conclude that those dummies just didn’t know what they were doing. It was a couple of years later before the solution for this puzzle became clear to me.
The vast potential of the Pebble deposit is becoming more clear each day.
Most of the commercial mineral deposits are on the south and southwest part of the range between Minersville and Milford, though small amounts of gold and silver have also been found in iron-rich outcrops in the basalt to the south of Milford.
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