The Goodnews Bay Platinum Fields
December 2006 by Ron Wendt“But first and foremost you have to have the geology. With respect to the geology, the Goodnews Bay placers, which actually were won from the Salmon River drainage and its tributaries, produced on the order of 650,000 ounces,” Foley says.
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
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