Ask the Experts
October 2012 by Chris RalphHow does one determine who owns a mining claim?
Q: I am in the process of filing an appeal with my lawyer, but am seeking more “expert” advice in the arenas of “mining claims” and BLM jurisdiction.
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
Why are there no maps of the so-called mining districts?
Some fellow in Texas was selling a Spanish needle—a dousing device used to recover minerals in the old days. Do you know anything about these?
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