Pacific Island Gov'ts Focus on Undersea Mining
February 2000 by Associated PressPacific Island nations have started devising regulatory laws to help create a new industry in this near-resourceless region: mining the sea floor.
Setting up a gravity dredge
Without knowing or even thinking about it, I had put together a map that showed me a pattern of the ancient Sacramento River channel. I also had a distinct picture of where the ancient channels of several other creeks and rivers were running.
The loss of exploration monies that provide jobs and eventually lead to new mines may well cost the state far more in the long run than the new fees will raise.
This year’s rally worked extremely well with over twenty exhibitors and four seminars on various aspects of mining running throughout, as well as active river demonstrations of equipment. The hands-on approach, allowing people to try the suction dredges and power sluices, recovered well-distributed fine gold.
- Imitation is the sincerest form of...theft
- SF hands out more needles than report cards
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