10,000 Shovels Back Protest
March 2000 by Associated PressGov. Kenny Guinn added his backing to a protest against the Forest Service in Elko as an estimated 10,000 shovels arrived in Nevada in a show of support from loggers, ranchers and miners across the country.
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
So far this year we have recovered over three pounds of gold and the hard rock veins seem to go on forever. We now have three claims that can produce good enough gold to set up a productive operation.
• Building a jaw crusher
We have concessions high in the Occidental mountains to the west, while down near our pueblo we have begun construction of a mill to process the ore we will soon be mining. As I look around, our new shop with its adjoining wings...
- Apparently snow, rain, heat and gloom have been slowing down mail delivery
- Name that tune
• More roadblocks to dredging in California
• Two Oregon Sheriffs challenge Forest Service authority
• Gold is money
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