Eastern Oregon Mine Seeks Permits
September 2012 by Associated PressAfter a host of companies spent 20 years prospecting, a mining firm is ready to make a play on the $2 billion lode of gold sitting in Eastern Oregon.
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
There is no question the economy will not always be as good as it is now. There is also no doubt that someday the lack of exploration and the ore in existing mines running out will come home to roost.
According to local press reports, about ten armed thieves forced their way into a private freight dispatch yard near the port, subdued employees, and then took several hours to search for the shipping containers…
The metal is expensive, not because it is rare but because of the expense to produce and work it. The minerals mined for titanium are all oxides, unlike many base metals that are mostly mined as sulfide minerals.
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