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2011-07-01 09:29:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plateau Mineral Development, Inc. ("Plateau Metals"). (Pink Sheets: PMDP) announced today it has finalized the production schedule for its newly acquired Little Prince Mine located in the extremely rich north western slope of Breece Hill, Leadville, Colorado. The aggressive initial program calls for the immediate re-opening of the mine with production levels to the mill reaching sixty (60) tons a day with the first 12 to 18 months. Based on the past...

2011-05-27 15:05:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Auric Mining Co. (OTC: AUMY) (the "Company") reports that it has entered into an agreement with Homestead Colorado Gold Corp., located in Brighton, Colorado, to purchase its mining property known as "The Little Prince Mine" and a surrounding claim known as "Nettie Morgan" located near Leadville, Colorado. The terms of the agreement include a total purchase price and investment of $1.5 million for the property over a 60-month period with no...

2011-04-11 13:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- North America's top cycling event just got more social for riders and fans. Today, Strava, creator of powerful Web and mobile applications for avid athletes, and AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, announced that Strava will power social fitness for Amgen Tour of California fans. Strava is a social platform that allows athletes to compete with each other and interact as a part of an online community. The...

2011-02-02 16:12:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medalist Sports, based in Atlanta, Ga., announced today that it has been selected by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to oversee the event management of the Leadville Trail 100 Qualifier Series. Medalist currently partners with AEG on the technical and operational production of the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race. Medalist will assist AEG in the development and execution of the national Leadville Qualifying Series races, each of...

2009-10-14 07:20:00

DENVER, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone, at one time or another, endeavors to find their place in the world. Written in the best tradition of American story telling, "SCRAPS" by David Luck, (published by iUniverse), is a collection of short stories exploring the search for love, lust and longing, and the quest to discover an invaluable sense of place. In one way or another, as the assortment of characters spills forth their lives in an array of everyday settings, they learn how to...

2009-05-14 12:40:00

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the economic downturn of 1857-58, Americans were looking for hope and prosperity, similar to many people today. Hardy souls who struck out across the barren prairie of the American plains did so in search of a new and better life. Colorado's Gold Rush saw about 100,000 gold seekers (known as the 59ers) make their way to the Rocky Mountains. Those who made it settled new and rugged territory. (Photo:...

2008-09-04 03:00:18

By Rosemeyer, Tom The Leadville mining district, whose history, geology, and mineralogy have been described in numerous publications, is one of the most famous silver mining camps in the United States. For an in- depth study of the ore deposits and mineralogy of the district, the reader is referred to Emmons, Irving, and Loughlin (1927), Loughlin (1918, 1926), and Shannon and Shannon (1985). The fortunes of mining made several individuals millionaires, mostly from the profits of the rich...

2008-08-20 18:00:00

By R. Scott Rappold Creede - From above this historic mining town, Willow Creek is a river of poisons, with cadmium, lead and zinc-contaminated water flowing at 33 cubic feet per second. Devoid of fish, which can't live in the toxic water, the creek runs through the heart of town before washing out across a deltalike wasteland and into the Rio Grande, source of drinking water for 5 million people downstream. In a town that loves its history, the creek is a constant reminder of the...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 2--LEADVILLE -- A risk assessment study of the danger posed by blockage of the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel reveals a path that could head off future emergencies. For the time being, there's no imminent danger from a blow-out, and several scenarios show failure of huge plugs in the tunnel would create a trickle over time rather than a dramatic burst, according to the study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Optimum levels of water in...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

By Todd Hartman Two mining giants have agreed to pay Colorado $20.5 million to compensate for a legacy of polluted streams, fish kills and contaminated groundwater from decades of hard rock mining around Leadville. Under terms of a consent decree to be filed in U.S. District Court, ASARCO will pay $10 million and Resurrection/Newmont USA Ltd. will pay $10.5 million in "natural resource damages" to make up for the environmental harm in the mining district. The damages are associated with...


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