For more than two years opponents of our proposed mining project have made one unsubstantiated claim after another about what they allege will happen if we receive permits to move forward with our mining-to-reclamation project on Trail Ridge.
Since we announced plans to mine titanium, zirconium and other rare-earth minerals from Trail Ridge, opponents have consistently made unsubstantiated claims to discredit us.
Aside from the human toll Coronavirus has taken on Charlton County, its economic impacts will also be felt long after the pandemic subsides. We all know people who have suffered job losses and business owners that have endured setbacks.
On February 1, 2021, Vice News aired a story about our proposed mining project in Charlton County, Ga. The story included some information from responses we offered to their questions, however, there are significant details that were not included which provide important perspective.
Since we last shared perspective on our plans in Charlton County, and in light of the fact we keep hearing the same allegations – with no supporting science – the following is offered for your consideration.
On December 29, 2020, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article about our proposed mining project in Charlton County, Ga. While the reporter, Nedra Rhone, has been among the most balanced of journalists covering this story, there is still a significant amount of information that provides important perspective that was not included.
Folkston, Ga. (February 4, 2020) – Twin Pines Minerals, an industry leading minerals and mining company, today announced the results of geologic and hydrogeologic studies to determine the viability of its plan to mine titanium and zirconium from the layers of sand and soil on its Charlton County property.
We, the members of the Charlton County Development Authority, wish to reiterate our support for the mining project proposed by Twin Pines Minerals. We have considered the economic and environmental aspects of the plan very carefully and believe it is going to be a project of which we can all be proud and from which we will all benefit.
Folkston, Ga. (September 13, 2019) – Twin Pines Minerals (TPM) is investing $300 million in Charlton County for a titanium and zirconium mining project that will provide a tremendous economic boost for the local community. Aside from nearly doubling the county’s annual tax revenues, the project will create approximately 400 full-time, good-paying, long-term employment opportunities.
Folkston, Ga. (September 12, 2019) – Business leaders from Charlton County and surrounding communities came together at the Charlton County Annex Auditorium in Folkston on September 11 to meet with senior management of Twin Pines Minerals (TPM) and representatives of the lead engineering firm, TTL. The evening’s topic was the titanium and zirconium mining project planned in the county.