Glacial Gold in the Midwest
September 2010 by Chuck LassiterAlthough the potential for fortunes to be made from the commercial mining of this rich glacial gravel conceivably exists, so far no large mining company has shown any serious interest in it.
• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act
The occurrence of platinum-group metals (PGMs) is rather widespread in California in placer deposits, but they are not of commercial interest as things now stand.
The Alaska Miners Association recently released a report on the Economic Impact of Mining on Alaska. The numbers are impressive:
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".
The sound got quiet when the fuse burned down into the clay. I waited, and waited…
• Pure Gold Minerals Inc.
• International Freegold Mineral Development Inc.
• Hope Bay Gold Corp. Inc.
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