Posts Tagged ‘Mining

15
Jun
16

Foley Mine on Deschutes River (Oregon)

“The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” Attributed to Einstein

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04
Mar
14

Let the ‘process’ work, for once!

30
Nov
12

Photography Begs Questions: Foley Water’s Old Mine

The MIne Foley Waters SwittersB

What Was the Deal?

I have found zip about this old mind shaft I photographed this September along the Foley Water of the Deschutes River (Oregon).  I don’t believe I ever heard the story about it years ago when I first was pointed toward this spot by Harry Teel. Never thought to ask either later. Someone’s effort to mine and all that attendant work…wow… that must have been quite the task given the location. But, that’s mining. If someday, someone happens along here and is well versed in the history of who mined there on the Foley Water…please share. 

04
Aug
12

Toxic Spill Peru Mining Op…Villagers Sickened

Peru Copper Mine Slurry Spills from Broken Pipe

“Most of the injured had joined in efforts to prevent liquid copper slurry from reaching a nearby river after the pipeline linking the Antamina copper mine to the coast ruptured last week in the village…”

Antamina Copper Mine in Peru

15
Jul
12

Hole In The Rock (Nature’s, Man’s or Faery’s Drill Bit?)

An almost perfect hole bored down into a river rock. DReed

I am always fascinated by the unique shapes found in nature off the beaten path. Was this hole caused by man in some logging or mining operation along this remote stretch of stream? Was it a result of  volcanic activity or some erosional influence when the rock was vulnerable? Some might even think there is some underworld/other world influence here…a window toward faeries. Above is a hole in a rock in a remote spot along a stream. It captures the imagination for long enough to snap a photo. 

08
Jul
12

Selenium, Trout & Two Heads Are Not Better Than One

Studies Wanting re Selenium and Trout (and other species)

Two Headed Trout Problems and Alleged Poor Research

03
Mar
12

Coal & the American West by Paul K Anderson

Buried away in an email account I had not checked in sometime was an impressive bit of work sent to me by long time friend Tom Anderson. He flew the plane while his brother Paul took photographs showing the effects of coal mining upon the landscape.

 Once inside Paul K. Anderson’s Site…also, look at ‘About’ and gaze upon that amazing shot Paul and Tom captured of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone near Old Faithful. Paul resides in Washington and Tom in Montana. My apologies Tom for not catching this sooner. 

06
Nov
09

Mining & Fish (Responsible Leadership re the Land)

MINING NEEDS TO CHANGE NOW!

“America’s public lands — and the fish and wildlife that they call home — are struggling with the effects of a century of hardrock mining. Recognizing that an outdated federal law is to blame for much of the damage, America’s sportsmen have set their sights on reforming the 1872 Mining Law.

The 1872 Mining Law, which governs hardrock mining (gold, copper, silver, etc.) on America’s public lands, was signed into law more than a century ago. While the economies, cultures, and politics have changed in the West during the past 135 years, the mining law has not. More than 270 million acres of federal land are open to hardrock mining under the law, mostly in the Rocky Mountain West.”

MINING & HABITAT IMPACT

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30
Mar
09

Red Gold Showing (Portland, Oregon-April 16, 2009)

RED GOLD tells the stories of the people and places of Bristol Bay, Alaska (the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery) while also exploring the debate around the proposed Pebble Mine (what would be North America’s largest open-pit mine built in the headwaters of Bristol Bay). Since its release last year, RED GOLD has been winning awards around the country at various film festivals, including “People’s Choice” at both the Telluride and Banff Film Festivals.

When: April 16th, 2009, doors open @ 5:30 PM, film starts at 6:30PM
Where
: Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Cost
: $3
Rsvp
: purchase tickets at door
Co-sponsored by Slow Food Portland

24
Mar
09

Canadian Mining in the Economic Collapse

“All this is bad news for an economy looking forward to recovery. With large d-eagle-2numbers of exploration companies expected to go out of business and a vast majority of companies planning to curtail exploration and development investment in 2009, the world may face a shortage of raw materials and skyrocketing commodity prices as the world economy moves past the recession and into renewed growth…”

“Despite the overall gloom, industry executives give many of Canada’s provinces top marks for policies that encourage mineral exploration and development.”

“For the second year in a row, Quebec is ranked number one overall in the annual survey. Wyoming earns the number two spot, moving up from number eight spot last year, with perennial favourite Nevada dropping one spot to number three. Alberta is the second highest ranked Canadian province at number four overall.”

The Canadian picture

“Overall, seven Canadian provinces were ranked among the top 10 best jurisdictions in the world for mining policy: Quebec (1st overall), Alberta (4th overall), Newfoundland & Labrador (5th overall), New Brunswick (6th overall), Manitoba (8th overall), Saskatchewan (9th overall), and Ontario (10th overall).”

http://technology.infomine.com/articles/1/4052/fraser-institute.exploration.geology/survey.of.mining.aspx




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