Michigan House Committee Approves Sulfide Mining Regulations
December 2004 by Associated PressMichigan would have one of the toughest sets of rules for sulfide mining in the nation under legislation approved by a state House committee.
• "No surprises" ruled restored
• Supreme Court to address submerged lands in Alaska
• Governors say reform the ESA
• Miners need to stay involved in each state
A better understanding of hard rock mining methods and knowing a little about how these mines work can help the individual prospector to understand reports and stories about both modern and historic mine operations.
- Administration issues proposals to fix mining access and permitting
- Online “webinar” and request for comments for proposed Forest Service NEPA revisions
One of the first minerals most prospectors learn to recognize is quartz, because, in the right circumstances, it can be an excellent indicator mineral for prospectors. Quartz is common, easy to identify, and is often associated with gold and other valuable metal deposits.
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Anyone looking for stability sure didn’t appreciate the financial markets of this past month as they fell, rose, fell and rose with dizzying swiftness, changing directions on the turn of a dime. This was as true of the gold share markets as it was of the financial markets in general.
In part one of this two-part series on gold in Guyana, I describe artisanal mining efforts currently winning alluvial gold from small-scale placer operations located along the lower Puruni River and its tributaries.
The Bawl Mill • Gold Diver's Closes Its Doors • Geologist's Search for PGMs Leads to Mining Venture • Diamonds in the Rough in Montana • The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part I—The Geology of Coarse Gold Formation • Using Microbes for Mining • The Carter and Reynolds Gold Mines: Is There a Yet Unknown, but Mineable Gold Deposit Here? • Surging Gold Prices Add Luster to Nevada's No. 2 Industry • Ruby Hill Gold Mine to Reopen in Eureka • The Skaergaard Intrusion • Melman on Gold & Silver • BLM Launches Mining Claim Records Viewer • Newmont Welcomes Release of Executives • The Baja Gold Rush of 1889 • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back