Here's a couple of snippets:
"Adex Mining Inc. ("Adex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ADE) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2010 diamond drilling program on the tin-indium-zinc North Zone at the Mount Pleasant Mine Property in southwestern New Brunswick, Canada and the return of preliminary analytical results.
The purpose of the program was primarily to upgrade the North Zone National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant "inferred" resources to "indicated" category and to obtain roof pillar geotechnical information in support of the planned definitive feasibility study for commercial development of the North Zone. The drilling was also intended to test and expand those high grade portions of the sub-zones identified at less than 250 metres depth. In total, 3,734 metres of drilling was completed in 26 NQ holes. Fifteen of the holes are vertical with the remainder oriented in various directions from 41 to 75 degrees dip. "
Man, I am out of touch. I thought Mt. Pleasant was still in operation. I had no idea it's been sitting in stand by mode. I had to go online to find out what all this North Zone talk was about.
Also in the news, the N.B.P.D.A (New Brunswick Prospectors and Developers Association) voiced their opinion on the local wind farms and took a stand against the provincial government.
"Wind farms are standing in the way of millions of dollars in untapped exploration revenues in resource-rich New Brunswick, according to the province's mineral exploration and development industry.
The New Brunswick Prospectors and Developers Association is urging the province to reconsider the creation of any further large-scale wind farms in the province, charging that once lucrative lands are quickly becoming no-go zones for exploration projects.
"Don't kill exploration just to be able to say we're green," said Earnest Brooks, a geoscientist and spokesman for the association.
"When you place windmills, keep in mind that they only provide limited jobs and few spinoffs, whereas exploration and mining dollars can create many jobs, many spinoffs and millions of dollars in revenue."
Call me bias, but I agree with them. All of these wind farms are just another way for the government to show its green side. I don't think wind power is in our best interests. Wind power is hit or miss. If there is no wind, there is no power. They break down too easily, are expensive to maintain and as soon as the wind-farm is up, all prospecting is finished! And let's face it, they don't give out that much power.
Renewable energy is great, but there are other ways to go about it rather than using all that space. There are alternatives which would give far more power than these turbines and keep the mining community and people happy.
Why not bio-energy?
Biomass is a very versatile form of renewable energy. Biomass power plants burn biomass fuel in boilers to heat water and turn a steam turbine to create electricity. Biomass fuel is everything from wood to landfill trash, which is currently being used to convert into methane for the production of dry natural gas. Agricultural research is seeing unique results, including dairy farms in Texas converting cow manure into energy. - greenenergychoice.com
Why not tidal power?
Tidal power is getting safer for the aquatic life. Tidal stream generators are the way of the future and they are less harmful than barrages. That's the beauty of tides, they are predictable. The Bay of Fundy tides are always there. Consistent power.
Ahem. Cough. Geothermal...
Squash this Caribou wind-park and put it somewhere else along the Appalachians Mr. Premier. High five!
*** Update: Fundy tidal project in full swing
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