Feds Release Opinion on Planned Mine Under Montana Wilderness
June 2003 by Associated PressA proposed silver and copper mine that would burrow under a wilderness area in northwestern Montana will not affect bull trout, nor will it harm grizzly bears so long as some additional precautions are taken, federal wildlife authorities said.
It all started with a phone call from my friend and prospecting partner Pat Keene. He told me that he knew of an investor who was just starting out in the gold industry and was looking for a gold consultant to go to Africa to prospect and analyze a 400 sq. mile concession in the middle of the Congo rainforest. I waited for the “just kidding” line...
Our December issue is when we take a look backward at the year nearing completion, and this year is no exception. When we do look backward over the past eleven months, all we can say is, “What a year this has been!” And that isn’t meant in a positive...
I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.
• Karuk Tribe case over, for now
• Fundraising continues
Old tailing piles extend for miles. There was still plenty of water flowing here, so WPA members set up highbankers at several settling ponds.
• Changes to wetlands
• 43 CFR 3809
• Scaled-back version of CARA passes in the dead of night
• Sierra Nevada Framework
The Bawl Mill • City Gives Blessing to Pogo Mine • Underground at Yankee Jim's • Dry Placers in Southern Baja • A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips • Gold in Tennessee • Old Stock Certificates—Treasures or Trash? • Payette Forest Sides With Mining Company • Using Mineral Deposit Models • Miners Still Waiting for Bonding Recommendations from DOI • The Old Mine Dump • A Practical Approach to Dowsing • The Lengendary Lost Gold of the Headless Valley • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices