Quick Thinking & Rescue Devices Save Two Lives
June 2000 by Associated PressMSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) reports that a pair of miners used oxygen-supplying self-rescue devices to save two of their co-workers who were in danger of suffocation at the Ohio Valley Coal Company's Powhatan No.6 mine near St. Clairsville, Ohio.
• Change is coming at Interior
• Interior Department seeking public comment regarding minerals
Many individual prospectors would like to know a little more about the geology of gold deposits. There is no doubt that in the final analysis, no matter how well you operate your equipment, unless you can find the places where gold is...
Q: I have a question/request regarding some black sand left from my Dad’s prospecting days.
• Clean Water Act rule change proposed
• DOJ files motion against Oregon miners
• Off-road access case to be reviewed by Supreme Court
• Resources Coalition hard at work
• Leavitt takes helm of EPA
Here's the kicker—for every lost flake there was a five minute penalty added to the time. Lost gold generally meant you didn't make it past the preliminaries.
I believe this is a powder-keg waiting to explode down the road—with potentially devastating effects on society—but positive implications for gold and silver.
Is it environmental concern that's driving mining out of the United States or rather politics on the grandest scale?
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