Environmental Analysis Starts for Proposed Idaho Gold Mine
September 2017 by Associated Press
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
Stamp mills were a proven method of proccessing in early mining.
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
Many of the Sixteen to One’s challenges arise from its unusual geology and the pocket characteristics of the ore deposits.
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
The new plan approved by the FS says water for drilling at Dog Bone Ridge will now come from Beaver Creek rather than Coral Creek. The agency also said Excellon has added several monitoring sites associated with Dog Bone Ridge.
While much attention in northern Alberta has been focused on the rapidly growing “oil sands,” another story of particular interest to the mining community has been taking shape virtually unnoticed in the same region.
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