Ask The Experts—What is a "closed" claim?
March 2011 by Chris RalphQ: I’ve been using a computer program that lists both active and closed mining claims. Can you tell me the definition of a closed claim and why they would be shown?
The name makes you wonder, “Just how remote is this place?” It’s in the Tahoe National Forest and the Canada Hill Mining District, an area of steeply cut canyons that averages about 5,000 feet in elevation.
At least 6 million ounces of gold have been produced in Oregon since 1859. Since there are no accurate records of production prior to 1904, it is obvious that total gold production was considerably higher than that which has been recorded.
It is the second largest gem-quality diamond in history, after the 3,106-carat “Cullinan Diamond” was recovered in South Africa in 1905.
• Ripe for the picking
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
As I arrived at my detecting location, I got all my gear and headed up the trail. I had to stop and take in the devastation all around me.
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