Large Scale Mining
There are currently about 170 commercial-scale placer operations in Alaska. Most of these are small operations with just a few people working; they are often family affairs that operate seasonally only during favorable weather.
Hennis claims that months later and without his permission, the EPA built a $2.3 million water treatment facility on the property and the agency continues treating water and storing waste there.
Fast forward to present day and the XRF has come of age. Pull the trigger on the hand-held device and you get a nearly instant assay of the surface of a rock.
“The ability to have 20 tons produced here in America helps our country mitigate those supply concerns.”
The proposed mine would be built on state-owned land in the Bristol Bay region, near the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery.
If approved, the project would use block caving to extract the remaining ore, most of which is 7,000 feet below ground level.
They… create negligible fumes and much less fly rock than blasting. Below are some tips on maximizing your effectiveness with these tools.
I’ve been following the precious metals for decades, and I haven’t seen a move this powerful in many years.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
Polymetallic skarn deposits are an interesting class of deposits that can contain a number of different types of metals.
Many miners know that lead is very commonly associated with silver values, but the truth is that it is also associated with gold values in many locations as well.
We are at a crossroads; either we establish the mining, production and refining of rare earth elements here in the US or we remain subjected to the whims of the Chinese government.
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