Guest Editorial—Globalizing Mining in America, Part I
August 2000 by Michael S. CoffmanIs it environmental concern that's driving mining out of the United States or rather politics on the grandest scale?
On a personal note, very little has bothered me quite as much as the fact that some on the political left are crying “foul” about the fact that Secretary Clinton may have (the outcome is still slightly uncertain at press time) gained more popular votes than the President-elect and therefore the election result is “wrong.”
Q: What does MDB&M stand for?
Last month, one of our readers requested an article regarding the possible use of Google Earth for prospecting research. It was a good idea, so here it is.
Worthington was washing gravel that he’d dug out of the park’s east drain, a low area in the park’s diamond search area, when he found the yellow diamond in his screen. It was in the last bucket he planned to wash before shutting down for Easter weekend.
We started planning for this trip last year, after we left Ganes Creek, Alaska, and headed back to civilization. I found 4.75 ounces of very nice nuggets and the group had a total of 47.47 ounces for the week.
The prospects I found are known to carry heavy chunks of gold, sometimes in quartz, ironstone, or many times a rusty-looking type of shale covering.
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
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