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Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine

In 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...

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High Court Reverses Nevada Mining Decision


The Nevada Supreme Court ruling last April in a Newmont Mining Corp. gold mine case was erased by a high court panel.

Early Summer Mining in Wyoming


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Melman on Gold & Silver


Once you have had a chance to look at our charts and quotes for this issue, I have one bit of advice. "Don't go running off to see your optometrist!"

Melman on Gold & Silver


...we are beginning to believe that there is a Grinch out there who steals every rally away from the gold market! There is almost no other explanation for what is going on.

Understanding and Prospecting Benches


The most obvious benches are usually near the valley floor, but they can be thousands of feet above the valley floor. Since benches were made by streams, they can contain placer deposits.

Placer Gold in the Ortiz Mountains


Gold from the Ortiz Mountains, New Mexico.New Mexico’s Ortiz Mountains rise in irregular volcanic peaks above the surrounding plains, or llano, some 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque and about 14 miles to the south of my home outside the state capital of Santa Fe.

PLP Update


…a half-dozen dredgers have completed the appropriate paperwork and are conducting dredging operations at this juncture. They hope to expand these efforts to other western states in the near future.

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