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.
There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.
Back at our campsite, while the rest of us grabbed a late four o’clock lunch, Fallyn volunteered to do the clean-up panning.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
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