Lawsuit to Challenge New Forest Service Regulations
August 2004 by StaffThe Forest Service has been busy lately, promulgating rules and regulations that will negatively impact small miners and prospectors. Public Lands for the People (PLP) is taking action to put a stop to it.
• “They are not planning to close more areas...”
• “The mountain states were never regarded as lynx habitat...”
Many well-equipped prospecting or mining operations, those with adequate, up-to-date equipment, have discovered a secret: Uncle Sam, in the form of our tax laws, is eager to pick-up a portion of the tab for acquiring and modernizing the equipment necessary to operate a successful mining operation business.
Unfortunately for us mortal humans, we have a poor perspective on geologic time. When we look at a landscape such as a stream valley, we see it only in two, or at the most, three dimensions. We have poor comprehension of the valley’s fourth and most important dimension—time.
An exploration project at the Troy Mine Complex in northwest Montana could extend the projected six or seven year life of the mine by another 5 to 10 years, officials with Revett Minerals say.
I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at the basics of this important mineral separation technique and how a miner can use it to recover the values out of an ore.
With eight loads processed, a pumpkin-size rock fell into the hopper, stopping the whole operation until I could lift it out.
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