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  1. Thanks Clay. I'm glad that someone stepped in to set this straight. If no one says anything about this obvious pro-Russian propaganda people actually believe it. They don't know any better so they just assume it's true. The Russian trolls are everywhere these days.
  2. Lots of gold mines! Man that is a nice royalty check for me if I vote Democrat.
  3. I bet you are right. It probably made sense back in 1872 when metals mines were small or individual operations and they wanted to incentivize discovery. Now that the industry has changed so much it seems to make a lot less sense. At least in my way of thinking. Coal mining is huge. So is aggregates. There are thousands employed here by the various cement and aggregate companies. I would bet that sand, gravel and stone to support the heavy construction sector is much bigger than metals mining. Unless you work at the copper pit in Silver City there are no other mining jobs around
  4. It is certainly not enough to kill the aggregate industry. I haven't heard of a gravel shortage anywhere. When oil goes up gravel is expensive. That is the driving factor in the price of gravel. Since Russia and OPEC worked their magic on the price of oil in Febuary it is much cheaper for a yard of concrete or a ton of stone. I know a fellow who runs a big borrow pit for a local construction company. I'll ask him how much they pay. They have three gravel pits and a hot mix plant and they handle most of the aggregate for the road construction in the area so he probably will be savvy
  5. Can you think of a reason why all those other thousands of mines must pay royalties and the 295 metals mines do not? How did that happen? Why does everyone else pay but the metals mines are exempt?
  6. Is the mine you work at situated on public land? Or is the mine on a mix of property? No doubt mining creates a lot of revenue. There is no argument there. Good paying jobs too. I'm not trying to change anyones minds here. I'm just shaking the beehive a little before the election. Workin' Slim up into a lather electonically with my thumb on my phone.
  7. I guess that was the disconnect. Slim misunderstood The article he posted. The article wasn't about a potential ban on fracking. It was just another chapter in the ongoing saga of what to do with all that production water. They don't want them to use production water for fracking because it can have toxins and radioactive elements in it. There is an ongoing lawsuit from environmental groups to stop using production water for fracking. Slims article just explained that. Im not sure how it supported his argument or if it was supposed too. It was about oil and New Mexico and I th
  8. I don't know Skip. Slim might have been trying to make a point. Some type of analogy between regulating production water and mining royalties. I couldn't make sense of his post or how it related but I wanted to give him a chance to explain. I honestly could not figure out how it supported any argument he was making but I was ready to listen to what he had to say. If he had anything to say.
  9. So the mining industry produces about 25% as much as the oil industry. And we should just forget about asking metals mines to pay royalties like a potash mine or a coal mine? Why? Is there a reason metals mining should pay no royalties but a coal mine should?
  10. Here is a little experiment with resin. I'm trying to simulate a bug in amber. The color came out darker on the deeper pour but I like these little cabochons. I think I will use a few more drops of dye and pour a couple more a little darker. The black light still works great on them even after they are dried and cast in resin. The rascals light right up!
  11. Hey Jimale. I apologize. I wasn't trying to insult you. Where I am from we speak Spanish and English. That suffix is a term of endearment. It is used when you are familiar with someone. Like Miguelito says, it means "little one". I could be "Betito". Or "Wodito" if you prefer. It is just how you greet someone you know and maybe haven't spoken to in a while... "Orale Chavalito! How they hangin' bro?" I won't call you Jimalito any more now that I know it is disrespectful in your culture. I didn't mean to do that and I apologize Jimale. That does not mean im not going to rake you o
  12. So the answer is to just give up and allow big corporations to exploit the minerals without charging them royalties? You say we are losing it bits at a time but you are willing to let them take this from us without a word? To actually support them as they are doing it because we are helpless? I disagree. Public Lands are ours and always have been. Natural resources are the most valuable commodity in the West and our natural wealth from public lands fuels the entire nation. It also makes many people very rich and drives billions in industry. Public Land is my birthright and I will fig
  13. You do see the benefits of royalties from my State in your State. Royalties from public land benefit all taxpayers. Just as royalties from State Trust Land benefit the State. New Mexico has some of the richest oil fields in the U.S. It is about 50% public land and 30% State Trust Land. If you think those royalties don't benefit you you are dead wrong. There are billions just from New Mexico oil going into the Federal coffers. Most programs are funded with money from both State and Federal funds. Like it or not royalties from public lands are a part of that. Except for metals min
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