Guy W. Farmer
For the Nevada Appeal

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August 5, 2011
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Commentary by Guy Farmer: Open pit mining on the Comstock? No thanks!

Even though I'm not a knee-jerk "mining is bad for Nevada" person, I urge the Lyon and Storey county commissions to deny permits for large-scale open pit mining operations in the Comstock Historic District between U.S. Highway 50 East and Virginia City.

But first, full disclosure: I recently went on a Nevada Mining Association (NMA) -sponsored trip to the Barrick Corporation's huge Meikle Gold Mine - the biggest underground gold mine in North America - north of Carlin in Elko County. I descended 1,200 feet into the mine and learned a lot about modern underground mining, which emphasizes safety and …

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