Sunshine Mine Video Brings Back Painful Memories
October 2002 by Associated PressWhen a federal employee decided to make a safety video for miners, she didn’t expect to reopen 30-year-old wounds from one of the nation’s worst mining disasters. But a roomful of tough men had watery eyes as they watched the film “You Are My Sunshine,” which recounted the Sunshine Mine disaster of 1972 that claimed 91 lives.
Ivanhoe Mines announced that Rio Tinto will invest $1.5 billion to engineer, construct and operate Ivanhoe’s Oyu-Tolgoi copper and gold project in the South Gobi region of Mongolia.
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One of the most unique mining stories to derive from the days of the Spanish conquest of the Southwest is the legendary story of the Sierra Azul, or “Blue Mountain” of Arizona. The first reports of what some historians maintain is nothing more than mere myth, came in the middle of the seventeenth century, and it survived as a frontier tradition into the nineteenth century.
A large, 8-pennyweight piece popped out of a very small crevice where the water had been extremely swift in the winter, leaving no visible gravel.
PLF has been hard at work improving our Endangered Species Act Reform Project (ESARP), which is why you haven’t heard from us over the past few months.
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• Suit challenges patenting
• Canyon takes its case to the Supreme Court
In terms of providing a high level of support for mining enterprises, the province of Quebec ranks among the elite governmental jurisdictions in North America, and it is within this province that a Canadian junior mining company...
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