Mine Threat Just a Stunt to Criticize Land Laws
November 2004 by Nicholas K. GeraniosAn environmental group has staked a claim to mine 20 acres of land next to a posh subdivision near Hayden Lake, Idaho, to illustrate how antiquated the nation’s mining laws have become.
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