Samuel Franklin Hunt Nevada’s “Rio Tinto”
February 2006 by Jim StraightAt the well-known Rio Tinto copper district, Huelva, in southwestern Spain, large quantities of copper were found beneath a gossan of hematite at an average depth of 100 feet. The deposits were first mined during Roman times.
During our visit during late May, 2011, the vertical nature of the mineralized areas was clearly visible, as were numerous examples of quartz-carbonate veins in shear zones, faults and folds.
As we reported in the January 2001 issue of ICMJ, the Gold Anti-Trust Action (GATA) Committee has been investigating whether or not the US Government, in concert with several bullion banks and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has been manipulating the price of gold.
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
Bolivia’s plan to nationalize its natural gas industry and exert greater state control over all of its natural resources has North American mining companies fretting over their future prospects extracting the nation’s rich resources of gold, silver and tin.
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The group spent three days helping miners with access issues, teaching them how to politely and respectfully educate federal regulators and law enforcement officers, and how to win these issues in court if necessary.
If approved, the project would use block caving to extract the remaining ore, most of which is 7,000 feet below ground level.
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