Over The Divide
August 2004 by StaffT. Lyle Taylor
Jan. 2, 1945 - Jun. 18, 2004
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
Eastern Oregon Mining Association members have filed a federal lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) demanding that the agency provide biological opinions on any threat to wildlife or the environment so miners can begin working their claims.
• Keep your eyes on Montana
• Karuk settlement forthcoming
• California water agency looks at more restrictions on mining
• Is that penny worth more than one cent?
This article deals with copper exploration, but it is relevant to exploration for other minerals. I will use the geology of the Copper Creek area in Pinal County, Arizona, as an example.
Massive area-wide forest fires left the air near Fairbanks, Alaska looking like a London fog and smelling like the residue of a fireplace late this August as I left the airport on a recent visit to Freegold Ventures Ltd.
It’s been three years since the Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) filed a lawsuit against the Siskiyou National Forest (SNF) in an attempt to require a Plan of Operation and financial guarantee (bond) for all mining located in Riparian Reserves (in or near water).
This mine was a real wonder of engineering, and the water supply and drifts had to be carefully managed to keep it in operation. In fact, it didn’t close due to lack of gold, but instead closed with the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Bawl Mill • Lawsuit to Challenge New Forest Service Regulations • Gold in Utah Laccoliths • Where Do I Begin? • Looking Back • Mine President Seeks Opinions From Peers • Picks & Pans: Miner Finds Heart of Gold • Company Notes • Canadian Arrow Tries Different Approach • Greenstone • Experts Forecast Rising Prices for Gold, Silver • A Few Reminders About Fraud • Mining: Doing it Right the First Time • Prospectors & Treasure Hunters Find Gems • The Golden Highway—El Dorado County • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices