Hecla Fights Bad Actor Label in Montana
May 2018 by Matthew Brown
Environmental groups last year urged Montana regulators to impose the bad actor designation, and now are seeking to intervene in the case.
Copper is a critically important metal that we need to run our modern electronic society, and the long term outlook for this metal is for a steady increase in price.
During our visit during late May, 2011, the vertical nature of the mineralized areas was clearly visible, as were numerous examples of quartz-carbonate veins in shear zones, faults and folds.
“The ability to have 20 tons produced here in America helps our country mitigate those supply concerns.”
The main ore deposits of the Ely district are associated with an east-west belt of altered and mineralized rocks measuring about one mile wide that extends 8 miles westward from Ely.
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
Heclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
In this second part on cobalt, I will take a look at the various types of cobalt deposits and how you can prospect for them. Who knows—perhaps the next big cobalt strike will be yours.
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