Gold in Chihuahua, Mexico
January 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDChihuahua, about the size of Oregon, is Mexico’s largest state and one of its most prosperous, with a great influx of foreign capital. The capital city, Chihuahua (pop. 2 million), is 228 miles, by divided highway, south of El Paso, Texas. Topographically, the state can be divided into several provinces, from dry sandy deserts on the north and east, to the forested Sierra Madre Occidental on the west and southwest.
The Patagonia Mountains are a small but rugged mountain range that adjoins the Mexican border some 9 to 16 miles east of the border town of Nogales. The range trends northerly for 14 miles and is about 10 miles wide, reaching an elevation...
A Colorado company that saw its plans for a big Montana gold mine derailed by a 1998 voter initiative says it will sue the state for hundreds of millions of dollars, to cover loss of the project.
The Northern Territory has about six hundred proven gold deposits and has produced nearly 12 million ounces with a further 15 million ounces to be recovered. While the early hard rock miners were eventually blocked by water flows...
Fatal injuries at mining operations in the United States last year decreased nearly six percent from the previous year, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Labor’s Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
Not too many years ago, junior mining companies most frequently limited their activities to exploring and pre-developing their mining properties.
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