Abrasive commissioner nearly scuppers New Mexico garnet facility

By James Sean Dickson, Josie Shillito
Published: Thursday, 28 May 2015

Burrell Western will now be able to develop its facility as originally stated, after the local county commission board approved its plan for a garnet processing plant in New Mexico. Further rejection could have seen the facility moved to Texas.

In a case that demonstrates how important local politics can be to industrial mineral developments, US-based Burrell Western Resources has finally been approved for a city tax break to aid the construction of a garnet processing facility in Oro Grande, New Mexico, after an earlier county commission board did not...

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