High Court to Rule on Kensington Tailings
February 2009 by Matthew DalyA case before the Supreme Court could set a precedent for how mining waste is disposed of in streams, rivers, lakes and even wetlands.
Worldwide silver production is expected to increase annually, reaching 567 million ounces by 2001, up from 1997 levels of 501.9 million ounces...
Some 250 million years ago, the Earth had just one supercontinent, known as “Pangaea.” For whatever reason, the supercontinent began to break apart. South America and Africa remained joined, as “Gondwana,” until 65 million years ago, when they split apart. The obvious “fit” of South America with Africa was noted by geologists back in the 19th century, but it was not until Alfred Wegener came out with his “continental drift” hypothesis in 1912 that people took note.
In the simplest sense, drills can be divided by their mode of action—percussion, rotary or a mixture of the two.
...Curry County, at the urging of local environmentalists, is doing whatever it can to get in his way. The county’s latest attempt was through the issuance of a stop-work order, which claimed numerous unsubstantiated violations.
Epithermal deposits form in the ground at shallow depths. They are popular with prospectors because can yield very rich deposits and they are widespread in the Western US.
Following the hundreds of delivery complaints we received regarding our January 2006 issue, the US Postal Service made a few suggestions to help stem the tide of late deliveries.
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