Placer PGMs in Alaska
January 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe state of Alaska is huge, over twice the size of Texas, with most of the population in just a few towns. The northern third of the state is north of the Arctic Circle, and vast regions are only sparsely populated.
This stringer was where it was not supposed to be, and it contained nuggets that were not supposed to be there.
The specter of nuclear war temporarily raised its ugly head last month, which prompted many nations to recall their citizens from both India and Pakistan, and sent shock waves through both the financial and metals markets.
As mentioned in last month’s column, California Assemblywoman Lois Wolk attached a rider to the pending budget bill. The rider calls for a new study (Environmental Impact Report) on the effects of suction gold dredging, funding for the study, and a two-year moratorium on suction dredging while the study is being completed.
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
Yet another term has entered the lexicon of investment analysis and that term is “Fallen Angels.” No, we are not referring to religious icons or celestial bodies. Rather, the investment community has dubbed the debt instruments of once-prosperous companies that have now fallen on hard times with that moniker.
Q: Are there any mills that handle VMS ore?
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