Legislative and Regulatory Update
December 2009 by Scott Harn• California suction gold dredging update
• Governor opposed to Arizona lands withdrawal
• BLM locks up lands in Nevada
• California suction gold dredging
• Water rights
• Climate change
• Two Bush rules left intact
Where can you find 80-degree weather, 76-degree water, 30-50 foot visibility, all the seafood you can eat, beautiful friendly people—and placer gold?!
Designing my own dredge...
Looking at the exceptions to the basic rules is sort of an advanced prospecting discussion, but the readers of ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal are plenty able to handle it.
Every placer miner has to deal with it in one form or another, and some locations have it far worse than others, but nearly every placer has at least some of it: black sand. It collects in our concentrates and gets in the way of recovering our fine gold.
• An idea that is overdue...
• Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
The Bawl Mill • Small-Scale Mining, Milling and Recovery • Judge Rules Against Oregon Miner • Shirttail Creek • Where to Prospect for Gold in Colorado • A Modern Gold Rush In Sudan • Double-D Coils and Their Place in the Goldfields • Melman on Gold & Silver