Legislative and Regulatory Update
September 2010 by Scott Harn• Leaked documents show BLM’s true intentions
• New Oregon small-scale prospecting rules
The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.
Awhile back, I was doing some prospecting in a remote mountain region, located in the rugged, well-timbered valleys of north-central British Columbia, an area known for its coarse gold.
Sure enough, after hiking a couple miles uphill and hacking through some brush, we found the place just as he had described it.
In 1965, I visited New Zealand and saw a South Island goldfield. I knew very little about gold at that time and stopped only long enough to peruse a few relics and old photos on the pub wall.
The name makes you wonder, “Just how remote is this place?” It’s in the Tahoe National Forest and the Canada Hill Mining District, an area of steeply cut canyons that averages about 5,000 feet in elevation.
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
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