Miners Fight Back When BLM Says 'Your Claim Is Too Long'
April 2020 by Tom Kitchar
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?
It’s not easy to figure out what is best without testing, and so a certain level of confusion has developed about how small the ore ought to be crushed.
It is important to note that discrimination is a type of electronic filtering. The signal is analyzed, and depending on the discrimination setting, identified as either a target to be dug or a target to be ignored.
Ditches almost always started in the high country and contoured the mountainsides, making a long drop, usually many miles away, to the goldfields. There are ditches in Trinity County that originate at seven and eight thousand feet in the Trinity Alps that carried water almost thirty miles.
Winters are a great time to explore the hills in the area of the Middle Camp, Oro Fino and La Cholla placers on the southern flank of the Dome Rock Mountains.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
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