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Even IF

There are many serious and legitimate reasons why environmentalists, resort owners, and local residents are worried about the prospect of multiple copper/nickel mines here. I can’t understand why our elected representatives for the most part just give lip service to our concerns while working to expedite a hasty permitting process.

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Congressional commission in Chile blames mine owners for rockfall which trapped 33 men underground for 69 days last year

Chile Congress blames San Jose mine owners for collapse San Jose mine at night The miners spent 69 days underground after last year’s accident Continue reading the main story Related Stories

* Reflections on 2010: Chile mine rescue * Chile mine agrees to sell assets * Miners clock off 69-day shift from hell

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Good News for all Minnesotans and BWCAW visitors and supporters – Cash Assurances

It was announced today that Duluth Metals, the company wanting to mine 6000 ft. below birch lake on the edge of the Boundary Waters has signed an agreement with a Chilean company called Antofagasta. This is great news for all Minnesotans and BWCAW visitors and supporters. With this announcement comes financial commitments from Antofagasta:

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Sixteen Tons and What Would You Get, by Mike Hillman

One of the best mining ballads is Merle Travis’ song; Sixteen Tons. The title comes from the average amount of ore a miner brought each month in order to almost break even. The classic line of the song comes at the end of the chorus; “St. Peter don’t you call me cause I can’t go, […]