Legislative and Regulatory Update
August 2009 by Scott Harn• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act
Lately my mind has been involved with group 4 of the transition elements, namely titanium, zirconium, and hafnium. They all have similar chemical properties. Of greatest interest to economic geologists and miners is that these valuable elements often occur together in sands.
After almost 50 years of service to the mining industry, Burl Cheely, owner of Gold Diver’s and the manufacturer of the Couple-Jet and Taper-Jet line of dredges, is retiring.
Geology is a science of general tendencies with frequent exceptions, not one of hard and fast rules that are always true and never vary. For almost every well-accepted rule of gold deposits, I can point you to a number of important exceptions.
Northern Nevada is prime mining territory. In fact, no state has been as mining-friendly as the Silver State and, as a result, mining has made important contributions to that state’s economic development.
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
The Bawl Mill • Finding Gold With Copper and Turquoise • GM to Cancel Mining Contracts • California Suction Dredging Update • Newmont Fined for Fatality • The Memorial Day Nugget • East Coast Prospecting Challenges • Saving Money on Mining Gadgets • BLM Increases Location & Maintenance Fees • Rio Tinto: Allegations Without Foundation • National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Five • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices