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molybdenite in Ireland query

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Was on holiday in Connemara, NW Ireland. Came upon what I was told was a long disused molybdenite mine. Could this be true? If so have you any idea why the production might have been stopped? Thanks, J

asked Aug 5, 2013 by tillydog (120 points)

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Yes, many mining operations have gone to developing and third-world nations. The main reason is that production costs and regulations to mine in the more advanced countries make the mining operations too costly in contrast to where the labor is cheap and regulations limited.

answered Aug 6, 2013 by hershel (51,320 points)

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