National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Five
August 2005 by Associated PressCeremonies 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.
My first encounter with rocks and minerals started as a young child in the company of my siblings investigating the rocky mounds placed around the Australian coastline to help prevent erosion just north of Brisbane...
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Falling metal prices and rising production costs have squeezed profits in recent months, forcing many mine layoffs and putting some new mines on hold. Now, the industry is gearing up for another fight over mining reform legislation with a Congress that has fewer mining supporters after November’s elections that saw Democratic majorities increase in both houses.
Our group of six met in Foresthill, California, in mid-November. The weather was crisp, but not too cold. We had planned this trip on short notice and were all eager for the adventure ahead.
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