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October 2014 by Chris Ralph• Where would I find a map for the Western states on high silica sand deposits?
Which comes first, claim filing or staking?
Questions regarding patented and unpatented mining claims and the legal rights surrounding them.
Q: I have tried various leaching techniques from which I cannot get a precipitate.
Questions regarding processing black sands
Q: Does a claim holder of a claim that has been under constant, active status since 1932 have any rights that owners of newer claims do not have? In other words, do I have any grandfathered rights that post FLPMA claim holders do not have?
Setting up a gravity dredge
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