Miners Still Waiting for Bonding Recommendations from DOI
June 2003 by StaffBonding regulation changes went into effect in December 2001, requiring many small miners who had been operating under a Notice of Intent to obtain bonding for their operations.
Sometimes it takes a hard head to go beneath a hardhat. Digging for gold isn’t the easiest way to make a living, yet it’s an honorable profession, dealing a lot with nature.
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) announced the release of their new small-scale mining regulations. Public meetings were scheduled at several locations in the state to collect comments, but we learned just prior to press time that the process has come to a halt.
The Piedmont region of the eastern United States extends for over 800 miles, from Alabama northeast to Pennsylvania. It includes the rolling country between the flat coastal plain to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
It was not hard to find negative news during the past month, not hard at all. We were overwhelmed with continuing stories of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, which took place in southern Lebanon, and Israel remained at war with Hamas in Gaza.
The combination of these two concerns—the drift toward socialism and the willingness to violate law—appear to me to be capable of raising the level of civil disorder to a point where such disorders could be positive influences on the price of gold and silver.
• Science fiction?
• It was just environmentally friendly landscaping...
• A very generous pension plan
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