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Mining company working with environmentalists to clean up old mining sites
Calgary-based mining company Margaux Resources has announced a plan to clean up old tailings sites by using new mining technologies to extract the remaining minerals.
Margaux has partnered with the Salmo Watershed Sreamkeepers Society — a non-profit engaged in protecting and maintaining the Salmo River in southeastern B.C.— for the remediation project.
Margaux president and CEO Tyler Rice says the benefits are two-fold as the company hopes to profit from the extractions made.
"When this material was mined historically, they didn't have 100-percent recovery of the elements ... with advancements of technology we feel there is an opportunity to potentially extract the materials that weren't fully recovered," Rice said.