Update 2019-10-10: Looking west from the Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Grounds along GA 94 past sawmill to equipment on mine site, with Okefenokee Swamp beyond. And a Bill of Rights for Nature.
Tribal Grounds west along GA 94 to TPM equipment, 12:38:38.
Photo: John S. Quarterman for WWALS, on Southwings flight, pilot Allen Nodorft, 2019-10-05.
This time it’s true: there is heavy equipment on site Twin Pines Minerals proposes for titanium mining near the Okefenokee Swamp, as of yesterday. It looks like dredging equipment similar to what we saw a few minutes earlier at the Chemours North Maxville Mine in Baker County, Florida. People more familiar with mining equipment, what do you think?
For context, this picture is looking east along GA 94 towards St. George:
This equipment is at about 30.52081, -82.1261, on a dirt road called T-Model north off of GA 94.
That’s about 5.7 miles west of St. George, or less than 3 miles east of the River Styx, and about 6.6 miles east of Moniac.
More pictures later.
You can still send comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and GA-EPD about this mining proposal. And questions, such as what oversight prevents TPM from conducting preliminary digs even though they have no permit?
Much more about this proposed titanium mine is here:
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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