Rio Tinto: Allegations Without Foundation
August 2009 by Associated PressBribery allegations against four Rio Tinto employees detained in China are “wholly without foundation,” the mining company said, as Australia continued to press Beijing for details of a case that is straining ties between the two nations.
What are these rocks?
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Q: [I have] fine gold in activated coconut shell carbon after treatment with a battery charger, battery and salt, from my deep wells. In the furnace, the carbon does not burn away to free the gold, but mixes worse than ever...
I (enjoy) Twain’s description of a gold mine, “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Some humor here? You bet, but I’m sure he meant it to be a real eye opener as well.
West Virginia University water scientists have found that rainbow trout can survive in previously polluted waters.
Since the New Deal of the 1930s, government has grown increasingly proficient at squeezing—not extra profits—but individual freedoms from the very people they are empowered to protect. By first taking our money in the form of taxes, the government then offers to return some of it, but only if it is used for the purposes dictated by the government.
Chad, Bangladesh, Peru, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are the latest in a long list of countries that have become unfavorable toward foreign-owned mining companies.
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