Jury: Gov't Rightfully Seized 1933 Gold Coins
August 2011 by Associated PressThe verdict capped an unusual civil case that combined history, coin collecting and whether the $20 “double eagles” ever legally left the US Mint.
After many decades of closures, land-use restrictions, and over-regulation, miners and all other public land users may finally see some real relief due to the efforts of MMAC.
If you need more proof that having an organized Mining District can help you, look no further than the recently proposed Methow Headwaters Withdrawal in north-central Washington State.
...we packed up our two dredges and headed for our claim about an hour away on the South Fork of the Clearwater to dredge openly in opposition to the EPA.
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
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