Forest Service Final Rule—When is a Notice or Plan Required?
July 2005 by Scott HarnOn June 6, 2005, the Forest Service published a Final Rule regarding section 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 228 (36 CFR 228) titled, “Clarification as to When a Notice of Intent to Operate and/or Plan of Operation is Needed..."
Alaska Governor Tony Knowles signed a bill making several beneficial changes to Alaska mining claim location law.
A second copper mine is opening in Utah with prices for the metal at their highest in a decade.
As usual, the decision process was extremely difficult, but we managed to pick our 10 winners.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
A few miles north of Fairbanks stands what looks like a shack pushed back against a hill. Behind its front door dwells a distant past when saber-toothed tigers, mastodons and even camels roamed Alaska's Interior.
In a dramatic reversal of policy the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has posted the following on the huge internet auction house, eBay. Mining claims are currently being offered on eBay with prices ranging into the millions of dollars and apparently the BLM is concerned that many of these claims may not have mineral values that reflect their huge asking prices, be improperly filed, or have one or more of the many other problems that can affect mining claims.
Citations and fines were found to be arbitrary and capricious...
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