Melman on Gold & Silver
August 2008 by Leonard MelmanThis past month was one that saw the emergence of a series of problems capable of inflicting true and serious damage to the world’s well being on a scale we have not witnessed since the late 1970s.
A bill was introduced and passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year that should make the exploration and opening of a mining operation faster and easier.
Within these districts, some of the roads and trails have been reopened for access, critical habitat designations have been scaled back, and a few Mining Districts were completely removed from proposed withdrawals.
• No experience needed
• A false sense of security
Selected excerpt from USDA Forest Service Technical Report:
Anatomy of a Mine from Prospect to Production
• DOI backs mill sites
• Arizona goes to bat for miners
• Battles continue in California
• Climate change legislation
Most of the commercial mineral deposits are on the south and southwest part of the range between Minersville and Milford, though small amounts of gold and silver have also been found in iron-rich outcrops in the basalt to the south of Milford.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) issued emergency rules without public comment just prior to our publication deadline.
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