Mining Reform and Congress
February 2010 by Associated PressAfter years of negotiations between environmentalists and industry groups, observers say efforts to reform the 1872 Mining Law may finally pick up steam in Congress.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: A Claim to Die For
I noticed an area which I could crawl through to keep going in a straight line. I got about three feet into the pile and Bob yelled for me to stop…
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Man vs Paydirt
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
Retired Geologist Warned Public of Pending EPA Disaster
Retired geologist Dave Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, predicted the disaster in a letter published by the Silverton Standard a week before it occurred.
Ready “Ore” Not, Uranium Boom is On Again
Plans for 100 new nuclear power plants around the world have pushed the price of uranium skyward and set off a frenzy of exploration in western Colorado and Utah.
High Court to Reconsider Wilderness Water Rights
The Idaho Supreme Court agreed on November 30 to reconsider its controversial split decision to award the federal government the rights to all unappropriated Salmon River water flowing through three central Idaho wilderness areas.
Governor Tells Industry He Will Consider Tax Cuts
Gov. Bill Owens announced to members of the mining industry that he would consider a proposal that provides significant tax reductions for mining companies.
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