Legislative and Regulatory Update
September 2010 by Scott Harn• Leaked documents show BLM’s true intentions
• New Oregon small-scale prospecting rules
• These are interesting times we live in...
• Bigfoot spotted and returned home
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
PLF has been hard at work improving our Endangered Species Act Reform Project (ESARP), which is why you haven’t heard from us over the past few months.
The Forest Service is issuing $69,630 in small grants to several rural communities in Nevada to help diversify their economies and wean them from dependency on natural resources.
The National Academy of Sciences has taken a step toward reviewing a proposed cleanup plan in Idaho.
After getting all the gear together we headed up the old road that led us to an old ground sluice site. George and Kaleb were using lightweight VLF (very low frequency) detectors. I carried a newer technology unit that is just a tad coil-heavy in the front.
Hardrock Mining Accidents Claim Four Lives • Prospecting Old Tertiary Channels • The Jenkins Mine Project Pt II: Terrain and Map Study • Search Called Off for Missing Treasure Hunters • Glacial Gold in the Midwest • Hardrock Prospecting in El Dorado County, California • Gold & Silver of the Comstock Lode • Melman on Gold & Silver • Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine