Miners Discuss Struggles at NWMA
January 2009 by Martin GriffithRobert Comer, regional solicitor for the Interior Department based in Denver, said there will be renewed interest in a 1999 legal opinion that gave the Interior Department the right to veto any mining proposal that causes substantial environmental harm.
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Mineral deposit models have been used in mineral exploration for thousands of years. They were obviously not called models as we use the term today, but the idea of accumulating data to predict mineral deposits is the same. Models can be valuable tools in mineral exploration and assessment and are routinely used by major mining companies in locating and evaluating mineral deposits.
Wayne Sutherland, a metals, gemstones and economic geology specialist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, said the initial exploration samples were significant.
It has been claimed that the introduction of excess air to the assay furnace during sample fusion can materially increase the gold yield. Testimony by expert witnesses for the defense in recent federal hearings dealing with the dependability of the gold fire assay includes data purported to show this.
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