Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine
September 2010 by William Perry PendleyIn July 2008, the Marstons filed an administrative claim alleging that when US Forest Service employees or their agents entered upon the Marstons’ claims and bulldozed the shaft and trenches, they engaged in unlawful trespass, negligently destroyed property, and committed a nuisance...
A recent discovery in Northern California has proven once again that there is still good gold to be found if you do your homework.
• Environmental solution becomes the problem
• How much money are you forfeiting?
• The unbearable snowman
After years of negotiations between environmentalists and industry groups, observers say efforts to reform the 1872 Mining Law may finally pick up steam in Congress.
With one outstretched hand grasping the bottle and the other waving at air, I moved forward feeling for the tent. No tent. No tree.
The primary source of many dryplacers is from the weathering of small to large hardrock sulphide ledges to yield free-gold, soluble salts and iron oxides. Placer gold, both large and small nuggets, can be found from the top inch down...
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
Alaska is in the midst of assessing its rare-earth resources, an effort pushed by Governor Sean Parnell, who sees them as another example of where the US is reliant on foreign sources to meet its needs.
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