Over the Divide
July 2004 by StaffIt is with regret that we let our readers know about the passing of four respected members of the mining and prospecting community who have been lost in the past several months.
Ore testing and other advice for starting up a mining operation.
• Interior appropriations
• New bull trout plan released
• Comments needed
Bodie, California, in its heyday, was once rumored to be one of the roughest and most lawless towns in the American West.
• Canyon Resources
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Royal Gold, Inc.
We spent our evening at some informal get-togethers at two private residences in the DC area, which provided the opportunity to talk with staff members from Congress, other agencies, and a few consultants working on public land issues. We found common ground with many of them, and found a strong ally in a former Congressman turned consultant who agreed that Mining Districts provide the smartest legal route...
While a great many questions remain unanswered, there is little doubt that a new financing option for small-scale mining operations, “crowdfunding,” is growing as a viable and legitimate funding source.
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