Legislative and Regulatory Update
June 2010 by Scott Harn• Congress plays dirty with the Clean Water Act
• Quick action brings reward
• Proposed monuments
Authorities filed criminal charges against one of the largest gold refiners in the United States, accusing the company of participating in an illegal, $4.5 million money-laundering operation involving tainted gold from South America for at least four months.
In recent years there has been something of a new form of tourism growing in Alaska. Several historically productive gold mines have created facilities to bring in prospectors and tourists to see and experience the remote gold...
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• Interior Secretary Gale Norton chasties environmentalists over Klamath lawsuit
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Even though there are many varieties of gold deposits, prospectors often refer to two general types: placer and lode. Some lode examples include...
While recovery rates are important, they must necessarily be secondary to the volume of material processed. Running more material at lower recovery rates is generally preferable to increasing the efficiency of the system.
Fascinated by the sapphires—and the gold that occured with them—he was soon buying parcels of property and setting up his own commercial-scale gravel processing plants.
Platinum is only one of a group of related metals that are referred to as platinum group metals (PGMs), because platinum in its native state usually contains all six metals of the group along with some iron.
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