Sunday, February 1, 2009

Boom and bust...

cycles are an unfortunate part of the mining industry, whether due to exhaustion of an ore body or changing economic circumstances. The latter seems to have caused the closure of Teck Cominco's zinc-producing Pende Oreille mine at Metaline Falls, Washington.

I have been told that several geologists remain on the skeleton staff in order to continue to characterize the ore body in case the mine re-opens in the future.

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