Oro Grande garnet plant stymied by commissioner's financing motion

By Josie Shillito
Published: Friday, 10 April 2015

A spat has broken out between New Mexico commissioners and Chamber of Commerce president Mike Espiritu over plans for a garnet mine that could have created hundreds of jobs in the US state. Due to the vote of one commissioner, the project will now be delayed and may even be moved to a different state.

Commissioners have failed to pass a motion in favour of financing plans for a garnet crushing plant in Oro Grande, New Mexico, according to Alamogordo Daily News.

The proposed 100,000 tpa plant was earmarked for development by junior miner Burrell Western Resources for start up in 2015.

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