Ask The Experts - How do I stake this claim?
June 2021 by Chris Ralph
The 100-yard restriction in SB838 actually applies to all motorized mining for the purpose of extracting gold, silver or any other precious metal that results in the disturbance of vegetation.
Barrick Gold's Golden Sunlight mine; Everton Resources, Globestar Mining search for gold and copper in the Dominican Republic; NovaGold Resources' Galore Creek Project
I understand that a person without geological knowledge could be daunted reading a geological publication. You can pick out the good stuff from a geological publication without a lot of geological knowledge.
Don Eno, a well-known miner and prospector in Plumas National Forest, is the Public Affairs Director of the Lost Sierra Mining & Historical Association and the Northern Office for Public Lands for the People (PLP). He was issued a citation for violating Forest Order 03-98—“camping for longer than 30 days per calendar year...”
Rivers are not just random and accidental; streams and other drainages are what they are because of the forces of erosion acting on the bedrock.
As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.
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