San Manuel Mine Officially Closes With a Bang
February 2007 by Associated PressOne of the largest underground copper mines in the world officially closed mid-January, as demolition crews blasted its twin smelter stacks.
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
Has anyone made it through childhood, or even adulthood, without at least one dream of finding gold or buried treasure? It is the stuff of daydreams—the kindling for the flame of hope. We so long for it that we eagerly accept stories and maps from friends and strangers alike that promise us fame and fortune.
Police are investigating the theft of five stones, valued by their owner at $128,000, from an exhibit at a Tucson gem show.The largest of the stones taken from the show was a 7-inch-tall pink tourmaline worth $85,000.
...the tax rate for an incorporated, small-scale mine or mining-related business will be reduced from the former 35 percent rate to 21 percent for the 2018 tax year and thereafter.
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