June 2008 by StaffIt starts out innocently enough…
New regulations have given the enforcement arm of the WDFW official “police” status, with the authority to issue citations, pursue warrants, make arrests and confiscate items.
• Senate moves on ESA reform
• Suit challenges patenting
• Canyon takes its case to the Supreme Court
• Occupancy rules discussed
• Comment period open for small-scale mining and dredging in Oregon
As an employer, every mining operation, large or small, is responsible for protecting the safety and health of its employees. Safety is also good business. An effective safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested. It’s the right thing to do, and doing it right pays off in lower costs, increased productivity, and higher employee morale.
The high-tech industries are making use of a number of so-called “minor” metals, many of which are obtained as byproducts of copper, lead, or zinc mining. Some of the minor metals have properties that are ideal for certain applications and, in some cases, advancements in technology are being held back because of a shortage of the metals.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) issued emergency rules without public comment just prior to our publication deadline.
Q: I have samples that have assayed 45-75% columbium/niobium. What is it used for? Do you know anyone who is actively processing this ore? Where should I go from here?
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