Green light for West Coast mine proposal

Green light for West Coast mine proposal

A controversial proposal to mine for heavy mineral concentrate at a Cape Foulwind site at Okari has been given the green light. Westland Mineral Sands has just been granted consent, subject to a 15-day appeal period, to mine about 500,000 tonnes of heavy mineral concentrate over about seven years, on a 25ha site. The company…

Controversial mine proposal gets green light

Controversial mine proposal gets green light

West Coast Regional Council A map of the proposed mine site at Okari with opposing landowners marked in red. Overall 109 submission in opposition were received, with 75 in support and 2 neutral. A controversial proposal to mine for heavy mineral concentrate on the West Coast has been given the green light. Westland Mineral Sands…

Bitcoin Miners Finally Approve Taproot Proposal

Bitcoin Miners Finally Approve Taproot Proposal

Bitcoin is about to get a significant upgrade. A proposal called Taproot finally received the 90% approval rating it needed to start the Speedy Trial phase before officially joining the Bitcoin Core software at the heart of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Core developer Gregory Maxwell proposed Taproot in January 2018 in a bid to make Bitcoin…