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.
Geologic processes can either concentrate or disperse gold and other elements from adjacent rocks. It is the results of the concentration processes that the prospector is most interested in.
While both zinc and lead deposits also are enriched by the surface weathering process, in part two we will look at the enrichment process for copper and also gold deposits, and at the interpretation of leached outcrops to figure how rich the concentrated deposits below them may be.
“But first and foremost you have to have the geology. With respect to the geology, the Goodnews Bay placers, which actually were won from the Salmon River drainage and its tributaries, produced on the order of 650,000 ounces,” Foley says.
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Tasmania (The Apple Isle) is a large, heart-shaped island off the southeast coast of Australia. Open farmlands and forests are found on the north and east coasts tending to more rugged terrain on the west and south coasts. Good roads service the entire island except the southwest corner.
Many well-equipped prospecting or mining operations, those with adequate, up-to-date equipment, have discovered a secret: Uncle Sam, in the form of our tax laws, is eager to pick-up a portion of the tab for acquiring and modernizing the equipment necessary to operate a successful mining operation business.
Reservers and resources are very important to prospectors and miners, but they may be vague terms to some.
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