Ask the Experts — What are Washington state prospecting regulations?
March 2007 by StaffQ: I moved to Washington State in September of 2006. After recently downloading the Washington Gold and Fish Regulations, I was stunned to learn that it will be nearly impossible to prospect or work a located claim in the state of Washington…
• If at first you don’t succeed...
• By the numbers...
If you are interested in researching mining claims for any purpose, you will first have to decipher the BLM’s LR2000, a Rube Goldberg database seemingly designed by a 1980s Soviet-era computer hacker.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
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