Chile Approves Gold Mining Project
This was previously reported on Geology News, but now it’s actually official. Chile approved a proposed $1.5 billion dollar gold mining project in the Andes Mountains, near the famous area of Pascua Lama.
Naturally, this has a variety of environmental groups up in arms. Barrick Gold, the company behind the mining project, claims that 95% of the mineral deposits are not underneath the Pascua Lama glaciers and they will protect the remaining 5%. They want to commence mining operations by 2009.
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