Hecla to Reopen Lucky Friday Mine
July 2012 by Scott HarnHeclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
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Without this versatile group of technologies, we would be hard-pressed to produce the metals so critical to our modern way of life. The robust mining industry of today would literally not exist.
...at least 10 junior mining companies have been busy pounding stakes in the ground of northern Quebec in hopes of claiming rich nickel deposits.
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