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Fighting and Winning Without a Lawyer

This article may not be as interesting as someone describing a big nugget find in Australia...but right now the biggest obstacle to mining is our government.

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Phone or email these Senators and politely express your thoughts and opinions on the pending legislation. (See Legislative and Regulatory Update for more information on the pending legislation.)

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• New California suction gold dredging regulations released—and they are just as bad as we predicted
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PLP Update: How to Restore The Rights of Suction Dredge Miners


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