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Fields of Gold

Imagine being able to get gold from plants. This phenomenon is called phytomining. But it’s not as easy, or as profitable, as it sounds. You may have heard of phytoremediation—the process of extracting metal contaminants from soil.

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• Original Sixteen to One cleared
• Another court case settled

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Looking Back


Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.

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Detecting the Swiftshore Mine


Our group of six met in Foresthill, California, in mid-November. The weather was crisp, but not too cold. We had planned this trip on short notice and were all eager for the adventure ahead.

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Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • PLF sues over critical habitat
  • Attorney General ends EPA slush fund

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