Record Interest at Recent Mining Conventions
March 2006 by Leonard MelmanIf anyone needed convincing that high metals prices have brought mining back into the public’s consciousness, two conventions held in Vancouver, British Columbia near the end of January 2006 should have ended any doubt.
Fatal injuries at mining operations in the United States last year decreased nearly six percent from the previous year, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Labor’s Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
Priorities will include meeting with the EPA regarding suction gold dredging permitting and with the Forest Service regarding revisions to CFR 228A regulations related to mining and access on public lands.
Two of the major factors affecting the profitability of a placer mining enterprise are the relative efficiency of the mining equipment, and the rate and percentage of recovery obtained while conducting mining operations.
One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project.
The Western Mining Action Project, representing the Karuk Tribe of California, has filed suit to stop mining on the Salmon, Klamath and Scott Rivers, and their tributaries in Northern California.
Last year was an extreme roller coaster ride for the economy, mining companies, and precious metal prices, and 2009 looks like it’s shaping up to be another wild ride.
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