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  •  I am not going to argue about the basic idea (1+ / 0-)
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    of this article, but the assertion that the average wedding ring requires the production of 32 tons of mine waste is absurd.  No mine operating at such a poor recovery rate would be feasible.  If you use polymetallic mines, where several elements like copper, silver, zinc, lead, etc. are being mined and use the incidental recovery of gold as a secondary material rates, then maybe you are accurate, but it is disengenuous to use this as a true reflection of the cost of producing a wedding ring. Surely you can serve truth and use accurate data at the same time???

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