No Mining / Logging on 40 Million Acres
November 1999 by Kenneth HarnRoadless areas in 35 states would be affected under the plan.
Our world of precious metals showed several conflicting trends. Gold fell sharply from last month’s highs to the area between 265 and 270 and then stabilized in that area.
Today, a Canadian company is reviving the mine to take advantage of silver prices that have tripled since 2009, giving the few dozen residents still living in the area more action than they’ve seen in decades.
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
My friend came walking in from the garage with what looked to me like a stick of dynamite. Chuckling, he said, “Have you ever been gold mining?”
In my head I was thinking, “Not at 3 am in the morning with dynamite.”
• When geologists and old-timers have conflicting views.
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