Gemstones in Wyoming—Part II
January 2006 by W. Dan HauselThe known iolite deposits are accessed at Palmer Canyon and Grizzly Creek in the central Laramie Mountains 15 to 18 miles west of Wheatland and 60 to 70 miles northwest of Cheyenne.
The State Division of Governmental Coordination said it should have been asked to review the project a year ago to make sure the mine complies with the Alaska Coastal Zone Management Plan.
Just as we were sitting down to write this column, a political bombshell was released when Rick Santorum announced he was terminating his efforts to win the Republican Presidential nomination, virtually assuring the nomination will be to Mitt Romney. The remaining candidates, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich appear to have no realistic chances.
Wyoming mining interests say the federal government doesn't need tougher environmental cleanup rules governing mineral extraction from public lands.
In June 1893, a wiry Irish prospector by the name of Paddy Hannon was prospecting the harsh, dry country east of Coolgardie in Western Australia. It was country that could suck the moisture from a man’s body in days...
Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
• More roadblocks in southern California
• Greater Sage-grouse withdrawals
Alluvial fans are essentially dry land “deltas” which can be found in all climates. However, they are best developed in arid and semi-arid regions, where they may be many square miles in area. They are built up by outpourings of silt, sand, and gravel caused by seasonal run-off, as well as by boulders and cobbles carried by flash floods.
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