From the Costa Rica Tico Times comes a long article on the human impact of the closure of the Glencairn Bellavista mine as a result of the downhill sliding of the heap leach pad. As told in the Tico Time we learn of the joys of a mine bringing money and employment to the locals, only to have the mine shut downa year or two later. We learn of folk who foretold the fiasco the mine has become. We learn that the Costa Rican government has four to ten million dollars of the mine’s equipment locked up as a sort of security to fix the situation. We have written extensively about the technical aspects of the mine and its heap leach pad; or at least as much as we could glean from news reports, photos, and our experience. See the material at this link.