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.
We spent the morning in a meeting with one of the higher-ups at the US Forest Service. I presented him with 412 complaints received from our readers, along with a summary of the complaints to make his job easier.
In the early 1860s, the rich mines of Virginia City and the surrounding area were pouring forth millions of dollars in gold and silver each year. Additional mines located at White Pine, Aurora, Humboldt and other Nevada locations were also yielding millions in gold and silver.
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville, Colorado, is calling for poems reflective of the mining experience for its Second Annual Miner's Poetry Jamboree.
The company that wants to build and operate the mine, Rare Element Resources Ltd., promises high-wage jobs and economic vitality to an area where 40 percent of the population is age 50 or older.
Sterling Mining Company has resumed initial production at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho. The company anticipates a steady increase in production over the next three years until an average daily processing rate of 1,000 tons per day is achieved.
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
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