Mining Deaths Drop Overall in 2000
February 2001 by StaffFatal injuries at mining operations in the United States last year decreased nearly six percent from the previous year, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Labor’s Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
Environmental regulators ordered Jerritt Canyon Mine near the Nevada-Idaho line closed on May 30 for failure to install equipment to control mercury air emissions. Yukon-Nevada blamed the failure on needed parts that didn’t arrive in time.
One of the first pieces of prospecting equipment I acquired was a really nice little aluminum backpack sluice. I’ve used it for some time now and have always been impressed with how well it works for keeping the fine wire gold. But ever since I got on the Internet and started looking around for prospecting stuff, I have been toying with the idea of making a flexible conduit sluice.
One hundred eighty-six panners went through a wild and woolly two days (August 30 & 31 in Foresthill, Calif.) to determine who had the bragging rights of being the best—at least for one year!
• The Forest Service worker who cried “wolf”
• Out of commission
Ceremonies for the induction of five mining industry pioneers into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005 at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville.
The problems of the submersible dredge tube are addressed by the subsurface dredge, where the enclosed sluice recovery tube is suspended from a flotation assembly...
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