Legislative and Regulatory Update
October 2009 by Scott Harn• Interior considers huge withdrawal in Arizona
• Travel Management Plans
• Roadless Rule has nine lives
For many years, the small miners and in particular the suction dredge miners have complained about the lack of unbiased sound science available to refute the garbage science that is being used by government agencies to regulate us to near extinction.
During the past month, we have witnessed an orgy of buying on many of the world’s markets with Japan soaring by over 1,000 points (see Nikkei chart), Germany and France rallying strongly and here in America, the NASDAQ Index has risen to over 1,700 (see chart). However, when we look at the economic fundamentals, it appears to be a case of, as Sir Winston Churchill might have put it, “Never have so many become so excited about so little.”
• Idaho challenges EPA regulations
• California suction gold dredging
In the early 1860s, the rich mines of Virginia City and the surrounding area were pouring forth millions of dollars in gold and silver each year. Additional mines located at White Pine, Aurora, Humboldt and other Nevada locations were also yielding millions in gold and silver.
These gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
Want to find a lot more gold when you get out there to prospect? Well I’ve put together ten ideas that I think will help you become more successful…
The Bawl Mill • PLP Files Lawsuit to Lift Ban on Suction Dredging • Bigger Is Not Always Better • Gold in the Rattlesnake Hills • The Tonopah Gold and Silver District • Possible Discovery Sparks New Klondike Gold Rush • Oregon Miner Challenges Forest Service’s Authority to Regulate Mining • Dredging Alternative: High Banking • The Fence • California State Gold Panning Championships • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Melman on Gold & Silver