Permit Appears Likely for Rock Creek Mine
October 2001 by Associated PressThe final environmental review for a proposed mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness appears, after 14 years, to favor allowing the hotly disputed mine to proceed.
The story begins in the early 1940s in Vance County, North Carolina, on a farm that belonged to the Hamme family. During spring plowing in 1942, one of the brothers accidentally plowed up an odd looking rock and took it home to show his younger brother who was studying geology at Duke University.
Floods and landslides that struck Sri Lanka several months ago, killing 266 people, may bring a windfall for miners. The movement of tons of soil and rock is believed to have unearthed new gems according to local industry workers.
A farmer in northwestern Romania has dug up nearly 2,000 Polish, Hungarian and Turkish silver and gold coins dating back as far as the 15th century, an official said.
One of my favorite sayings has always been, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Perhaps that old adage could be applied to Alan Greenspan and the actions of the Federal Reserve of late. They are telling us that the economy is not in bad shape; that we are not in or headed to recession and that new strength is just around the bend. They are acting as if there is a looming catastrophe.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
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