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?
Carbonatites are rocks that formed from molten calcite or dolomite. The thought of calcite being molten lava is difficult to accept, but it was confirmed when it poured out of a vent in Tanzania in 1960.
At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.
The Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.
Q: I plan to be filing as the sole owner of the claim. How many claims can I file for and what would be the size of claim(s)?
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
Only the so-called “precious gems” will be considered in this article. They are diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald. A “gem” must be rare, hard, and durable, and possess a unique color or quality in order to be classified as a gem.
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