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Chromite mining on the horizon?

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Oregon's natural chromite resources in Coos County could put the state in the same league as top producers like South Africa and Turkey.

Oregon Resources Corp. wants to begin sifting through piles of sand in the region later this year, which could eventually lead to the only chromite mine in the U.S.

The last time the heavy mineral had been produced here -- and in this country -- was during World War II, with a blip in the Korean War. Then 20 years ago, Oregon Resources showed up on the South Coast, looking to mine high-grade chromite ore.

Industrial Minerals Corporation LTD., based in Australia, founded Oregon Resources in 1989, specifically to mine black sands for chromite, zircon and garnet in forestlands near Coos Bay -- through a one-of-a-kind chromite mining operation.

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Just plain Dick
0 #1 Jobs we needJust plain Dick 2010-04-12 12:26:09
Job creation is great, let us see who KILLS this one.
Astoria tried to build a gas storage also.
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John Bosshardt
0 #2 Who wants to be in the same league as Turkey and South Africa?John Bosshardt 2010-10-20 19:47:18
Strip Mining as ORC puts it is environmentally friendly!!!!!!
Sorry not a chance!

Their Gorse control solution is to hand pick it when the ground is wet!!!!!!!
Sorry not a chance!

It is not worth seventy odd jobs to endanger the live of over 200 families.
Sorry not a chance!

We have offered our site for ORC to test their Gorse control plan. Still no response.
Sorry not a chance.

They seem to be leaving all their investor up to chance!!!!!!
Their investors should pull out and say as we the local people are saying and that is
"SORRY NOT A CHANCE"!!!!!!!! !!!!
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