Legislative And Regulatory Update
November 2011 by Scott Harn• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
- November elections
- Anti-mining ballot initiative rejected in Montana
Thomas Tierney has been a long-time subscriber to ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal and has read about the many battles between miners and overzealous regulators. Then he faced his own battle.
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
- Proposed budget for EPA
- California SB 1222
- 640 million acres and counting
- Gold and silver bullion
• Refunds coming to Nevada claimholders
• More wilderness proposed
• Forest Service planning rule
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—Compensation for closed mining claim? • Ask The Experts—Inconsistent fire assays • Gold From Cemented Gravels • Evolution Of A Gold Prospect • Gold, Quartz & Chalcedony—Part II • Alaska to Target Rare-Earths • Minnesota Delays Decision on Mineral Leases • Alaska's Cripple Creek Mining District • The Gold Of Horseshoe Bend • Tyrie's Roadway Nugget • Melman on Gold & Silver