my opinion: about maijuauna
Theadore Rpoosevelt: important fellow
Dewey; malighned and lost
Truman otay, so what
eisenhowwer: made a great statement about the the military.
Kenedey : died in 10963 and overated
ljohnson, his wife made a contribution to our highways
nixon: he never lied
reafan never liked him but Nancy and his kids I hold dear to my heart
Clinton i would vote for
Bush is a
Bush is a
Ron Paul is my man
support Okensji, his viewpoint seem supperior to the orindary fellow
Hi George, 'Thinker' is short on depth. His or her conception of groundwater is marginal and real concern for the environment even less.... Thinker is anthropocentric to a fault. In thinker's example a landowner who permits contamination of his sub-surface water would sell off the ground and move away leaving the problem to a land developer who cares only to turn the land surface at a profit. Problem solved! But the resulting contamination migrating from the contaminated area to hundreds of miles distant still exists. Fracking chemicals begin to accumulate in distant municipal aquifers in measurable amounts. This would not exactly be like drinking water from the Butte, Montana's open pit, but the ppm would likely exceed current safe levels. Then with regard to thinkers family history and the obvious pride and ignorance about the ongoing Montana's gold silver and platinum mining, our thinker fails to realize that in all of the gold now being extracted worldwide, there is no useful need for, none whatsoever! The contamination of soil, air and water from mining gold is a major concern for a sustainable well being of the planet and all that exists upon and within it. Already there is enough gold stored in vaults worldwide to meet the practical needs for industrial use for millions and millions of years. The only purpose now to mine precious metals is to meet the needs of the greedy and vain. I for one, wish that you had a much larger audience of deeper thinkers.
You state that Dutch Gold had initially planned for an open pit mine but the grade of the ore was too low except in several very rich gold blocks which could be better mined underground and that the management of Dutch Gold is sincere in its desire not to harm the environment. That's a load of bull. The only reason not to open pit the deposits were to save money and to develop the property. This was a decision rendered out of greed, simply because the gold can be presently mined easier from a tunnel.
Remember the richest hill on earth at Butte, Montana? When the tunnels were no longer as profitable the Butte Pit became a reality. When you see those massive diesel trucks pulling trailers of ore out from Rock Creek in dusty convoys, and the waste dumps growing into mountains up Basin Gulch, then the contaminated mine water in holding ponds overflowing in Spring thaw you might get a better picture of the future of Basin Gulch and Rock Creek. Then if Dutch Gold decides to build a gold flotation mill and refractory on site they will have every legal right to do this. Only then will come the decision for an open pit.
There is no reason whatsoever save for greed to mine another ounce of gold anywhere. There are about 5.3 billion troy ounces of pure gold bullion in the world already, do we really need more? How many people still wear those class rings that every graduate is pressed into purchasing?
The following information is available online:
One ounce of gold can be stretched into a length of solid gold wire 50 miles long or it can be beaten into a sheet covering 300 square feet. Of the world consumption of newly mined gold about 50% is crafted into jewelry, 40% in coin and bar, and only 10% is used in industry. The United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox already holds 4,578 metric tons of gold bullion yet this is roughly only 2.5% of all the gold ever refined throughout human history. Fort Knox ranks second in the United States refined bullion holdings to the Federal Reserve Bank's underground vault in Manhattan that holds an additional 7,000 metric tons of pure gold bullion.
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