Turning Waste Rock Into Profit
February 2008 by Associated PressWhen others saw piles of waste rock at the former LTV Steel Mining property, Brad Gerlach saw opportunity.
With one outstretched hand grasping the bottle and the other waving at air, I moved forward feeling for the tent. No tent. No tree.
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Newmont Mining Corporation, Normandy Mining Ltd., and Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation announced a possible merger, which would create the world’s largest mining company. The boards of all three have approved the plan, but it is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.
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