Poll: Montana in Favor of Repealing Anti-Mining Initiative
May 2003 by StaffCanyon Resources Corporation announced results of a recent Montana poll and events in the Montana Legislative session related to citizen efforts to modify or overturn the anti-mining initiative (I-137) passed in 1998 that bans the use of cyanide in open-pit gold and silver mining.
The excavator or backhoe has become the tool of choice for testing placer ground. These machines are the best way to explore and sample a placer deposit if the ground is not too wet or frozen and bedrock is not beyond the reach of the machine.
I returned to the WSPA claim. Still smug from my previous success, I was thinking I could not fail. However, the gold gods had other plans.
Workers at a hotel construction site uncovered a Gold Rush-era ship that had been buried for decades under the streets of the city’s Financial District.
Since 1993, US reliance on imports of raw and processed materials of mineral origin has increased more than seven fold.
Q: How do metal detectors work around precious metal ore bodies?
While river dredging in fast water, don’t be afraid of being swept out of your dredge hole by the current. If this happens—and it most certainly will in fast water—there is no need to panic. Don’t try to swim against the current because you will waste much energy in an effort to conquer the river. Just let it take you downstream.
Work has begun on several buildings at the site of a proposed copper and silver mine that if approved would tunnel beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.
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