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Many of you are aware that we have been engaged in litigation with anti-mining activists that have been attacking us through the Karuk Tribe of California since 2003. It all started with their lawsuit against the US Forest Service (USFS), challenging that District Rangers do not have the authority to allow small-scale mining activities under a Notice of Intent (NOI) when the Ranger concludes that the mining activity is not likely to create a substantial surface disturbance.

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• More roadblocks in southern California
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The Perfect Response


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Learning the Game and the Power to Change It


The one legal entity that can change the game and provide a path and template to protect landowners and public land users across the United States is the miner.

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