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.
Smaller exploration and development companies, many of which were international, were driven out of the US during the Clinton era and are now looking for signs that it’s safe to come back. Policy changes, rising metal prices, a weakened dollar and a more positive hiring forecast may be the most attractive set of signs the industry has seen in years.
Every placer miner has to deal with it in one form or another, and some locations have it far worse than others, but nearly every placer has at least some of it: black sand. It collects in our concentrates and gets in the way of recovering our fine gold.
It started out as a modest tropical depression near the Bahamas and was forecast to hit the east coast of Florida and then peter out over land. Then it was forecast to hit south Florida and strengthen moderately over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting the Florida Panhandle as perhaps a Category One hurricane.
The Obama administration announced on March 5 its decision not to list the sage-grouse as threatened or endangered at the moment, though it left the door wide open to future listing.
You have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
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