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Goliath vs David and Goliath battle brewing over world-first ‘stainless steel’ deposit

Vancouver's First Point Minerals served notice of arbitration on Cliffs on Saturday because the iron and coal giant refuses to hand over crucial information about the tiny explorer's Decar project, set to become the world's first commercial nickel-iron alloy mine, effectively naturally-occurring 'stainless steel'. BlackRock, an asset manager with more than $3 trillion in assets picked up a stake in First Point two months ago.

US metal and industrial metal mine salaries for 2011

There is no such thing as an average miner.  There is no such thing as an average salary.  Yet we can get some idea of how well mining people are paid by looking at the average salaries for 2011 on US metal mines recently published CostMine.

2011 wages for US metal and industrial mineral mines

There are conventionally 2,080 work hours in a year. Thus somebody earning a wage of $20 an hour gets the equivalent of a salary of about $42,000. Considering the mine manager makes about $100,000 to $150,000 a year, it is interesting to take a look at actual wages paid to miners in the United States in 2011.