No Need to Rewrite Mining Regs, NAS Study Confirms
November 1999 by Associated PressThe findings substantiate what the Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) has been saying since Department of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt first began an ill-conceived rule making over three years ago.
Present conflicts and realizations having to do with dependence on China have illuminated the fact that suction dredge miners have a vital role to play and are an ignored and untapped domestic resource—until now.
Wall-rock (country rock) alteration is found in all hard-rock mining districts and has been caused by hydrothermal solutions in the past history of the region. The zones of alteration have a bearing on where one might drill for ore bodies. The weekend prospector does not have the tools nor knowledge to block out ore deposits, but he can narrow down his search dramatically by understanding the zones of wall-rock alteration that he sees.
Q: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
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