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A million here.  A million there.  Who cares?  It is just taxpayer money spent by your local government providing the services you expect to be provided at no cost!  Just learnt that HATCH has been awarded a contract by the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to review the independent reviews of BC tailings dams that MEM ordered pursuant to the failure of Mt Polley. (more…)

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The EPA’s decision about the prudence of developing the Pebble Mine or any other mine in the area of Bristol Bay is in–see this link. This blog (I/me) has been a consistent critic of the idea of developing the Pebble Mine.  In short, I cannot see how a mine could be developed in such an environment without unacceptable impact. (more…)

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Here are two email that I received this earlier this week.  I repeat almost as received, editing out only a few names and dates that are not germane to the story. (more…)

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A reader of this blog sent me this link.  It is a 2011 report on the economic benefits of the Fort Knox mine in Alaska.  Although the report is from 2011, it still presents some statistics worthy of note.  Here are some: (more…)

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United States miners all should be paying close attention to a bill passed this week by Congress. I refer to Bill HR 4402. It is now up to the Senate and President to decide its fate. A Democrat-controlled Senate may sit on it and do nothing—that is unacceptable. The White House has stated that is opposes the bill; but has not threatened a veto. How could it? (more…)

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The draft report by the EPA on potential mining impacts on Bristol Bay by the Pebble Mine or any of the other seven potential mines in that part of Alaska is published.  Here is a link to one report thereon—there are hundreds of news items, so maybe look for others as well if the topic interests you. (more…)

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Before coming to Santiago, I had thought of Chile as a place of copper mines.  Today I learnt that gold was and is a major mined product of Chile.  Today I lunched with two young geologists exploring the hillsides above an old placer deposit which, they tell me, financed the founding of Santiago and ultimately the country itself. (more…)

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