The Curious Saga of the Jack Wade Creek Dredge
July 2010 by Jim HalloranAs the river dredgers soon learned, it was not a good idea to leave your dredge in the Fortymile River over winter.
A Spokane mining company says it plans to develop a silver and copper mine in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area on the Idaho-Montana border.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
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British Columbia made the biggest jump towards improvement in terms of regulations in the Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies. BC, historically relegated to the bottom 10 locations to mine in the survey’s Policy Potential Index, benefited from a change in administration. Three years ago it was dead last.
Some financial commentators have speculated that bitcoin and other virtual currencies have captured a portion of funds that would have been invested in gold. I find it a bit ironic that people who invest in precious metals would even consider another fiat currency.
Somehow, we received the impression from these two gatherings and from other conversations that bureaucrats in general are simply not aware of how difficult it is to raise capital to finance mining operations and how important it is for newer companies to show true progress in order to receive further financing.
Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many small-scale operators and prospectors even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every mining operation or business, compared to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be getting more complex.
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