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A Canadian Firm Prepares To Mine Land Trump Cut From Monument Protection

A Canadian company is looking to extract copper and other minerals from the site of a former mine that was, until recently, within the boundary of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and off limits to such development.

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Glacier Lake Resources Inc., a Vancouver based copper and silver mining Canada Goose Jackets firm, announced the acquisition of the Colt Mesa deposit in a press release last week, noting that the “area recently became open for staking and exploration after a 21 year period moratorium.” The company is moving forward with an effort to mine copper, cobalt and other minerals from the approximately 200 acre parcel.

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canada goose clearance sale Located in the Circle Cliffs area, approximately 35 miles southeast of Boulder, Utah, uk canada goose the Colt Mesa deposit was discovered in 1968. Along with copper, it contains cobalt, zinc and nickel. A mine opened at the site canada goose coats on sale in 1971 and operated on and off until 1974, when it was shut down due to a lack of water, according to a 1975 geological report by a master’s student at the University of Utah. canada goose clearance sale

The land where the mine is located was previously owned by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, or SITLA, and transferred to the Bureau of Land Management in the late 1990s, after the monument’s designation.

Canada Goose online Saf Dhillon, president and CEO of Glacier Lake Resources, told HuffPost over email that the firm is in the “very early stage” of assessing the property. Asked about monument supporters concerns about the impact mining could have on tourism and the environment, Dhillon said”the target is a high value, canadian goose jacket underground scenario with modest disturbance.” Canada Goose online

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buy canada goose jacket cheap Dhillon said that if all requirements of the agreement are met, the company will purchase the mineral rights in full. buy canada goose jacket cheap

canada goose deals Glacier Lake Resources has agreed to pay the vendors $120,000 over a two year period, plus a million common shares of its stock, currently valued at around $45,000. canada goose deals

Canada Goose Outlet The company says it conducted sampling during a recent site visit and confirmed the presence of several minerals, including cobalt, one of the 35 minerals that the Department of the Interior has identified as critical to the United States’ economic and national security. Cobalt is used in rechargeable batteries, airbags and superalloys in gas turbine engines. Canada Goose Outlet

In a statement accompanying Glacier Lake Resources’ release,Dhillon called the project “a welcome addition to the company’s buy canada goose jacket every growing portfolio.”

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canada goose coats on sale “The BLM has uk canada goose outlet not received a mining plan of operations from any entity regarding these mining claims or for the Colt canada goose uk black friday Mesa copper mine to date, and the field office has not received a notice from any entity regarding commencement of exploration,” Kimberly Finch, a spokeswoman for the agency in Utah, said via email. The Vancouver based company also has three other mining projects in British Columbia, according to its website. canada goose coats on sale

canada goose coats Trump signed a pair ofexecutiveordersin April 2017 that threatened the future of27 national monuments. At the signing ceremony, he boasted that he would end”another egregious abuse of federal power,”put “states back in charge”and open up protected buy canada goose jacket cheap areas to Canada Goose Coats On Sale “tremendously positive things.” Many expected that meant mining and drilling. canada goose coats

Trump traveled to Salt Lake City in December, where he signed a pair of proclamations dismantling the two Utah monuments. The action the largest reduction of national monuments in history was met with a slew of legal challenges from Native American tribes and environmental groups.

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