Technical Reports

Gold: At What Price?

The Need for a Public Debate on the Fate of National Gold Reserves. By John Young. Download the Document: gold at what price Gold, once the foundation of currencies worldwide, may be on its way to becoming just another com- modity. Key to whether gold in the future is a worth- while or worthless investment … read more »

Acid Mine Drainage and Effects on Fish Health and Ecology: A Review

For:¬†U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501 Prepared by:¬†Reclamation Research Group, LLC, Bozeman, Montana Download the Document: Final_Lit_Review_AMD In Alaska, several large mine projects are currently proposed, ranging from open-pit, hard rock mines to strip mines for extracting coal. These large-scale projects have the potential to impact fish … read more »

August 2008 General Accounting Office Report on Mining Royalties

Download the Report: GAO Report on royalties August 2008   Subject: Hardrock Mining: Information on State Royalties and Trends in Mineral Imports and Exports Since the passage of the General Mining Act of 1872, miners have extracted billions of dollars worth of gold, silver, copper, and other hardrock (locatable) minerals from federal lands without having … read more »