Legislative and Regulatory Update
August 2017 by Scott Harn
- Reminder: Annual claim fees due September 1, 2017
- Update on California suction gold dredging
Retired geologist Dave Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, predicted the disaster in a letter published by the Silverton Standard a week before it occurred.
Judge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
The approval, which affects 87 acres on the south end of Silver City, allows the company to move forward with exploration to determine the area's mining potential.
The Bureau of Land Management announced an increase in location filing fees and annual maintenance fees for unpatented mining claims, mill sites and tunnel sites.
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
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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