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EIS Requested for Romarco's Haile Gold Mine

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has asked the Houston based environmental consulting firm Cardno ENTRIX to perform an environmental impact study for the Haile gold mine located near Kershaw.

Toronto based Romarco Minerals is hoping to extract fine gold dust from the mine.

The Canadian company has estimated that there are 2 million ounces of gold at the Haile mine. They also feel that 83.7% of this microscopic gold may be easily recovered from the mine site in Lancaster County. If it goes through it will be the largest gold mine this side of the Mississippi River.

However gold mining can affect wetlands and streams nearby and that is why a full environment impact statement has been asked for by the Corps of Engineers.

The plan for mining the Haile gold submitted by Romarco Minerals includes digging up or filling 162 acres of wetlands close to seven miles along the streams. The federal agency has scheduled an Oct. 27 public meeting in Kershaw to get input on what should be considered in the environmental impact review.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel relocated to Australia in 1995 from the United Kingdom and spent five years working in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician. His role involved utilizing GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon transitioning to the North Coast of NSW, Australia, Joel embarked on a career as a graphic designer at a well-known consultancy firm. Subsequently, he established a successful web services business catering to companies across the eastern seaboard of Australia. It was during this time that he conceived and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been an integral part of AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000. Joel possesses a keen interest in exploring the boundaries of technology, comprehending its potential impact on society, and actively engaging with AI-driven solutions and advancements.


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