Miners Win Again in SREP vs. USFS
May 2006 by Jerry HobbsIt’s been three years since the Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) filed a lawsuit against the Siskiyou National Forest (SNF) in an attempt to require a Plan of Operation and financial guarantee (bond) for all mining located in Riparian Reserves (in or near water).
We have tentatively scheduled a date for next year’s show and we want you to know it’s not going to be on Easter weekend!
I have a bunch of ideas about what to do in the near term and then other thoughts about what things might look like a few months from now when I hope the situation will look a lot better.
For centuries gold has been a symbol of wealth for both individuals and nations. Because of its chemical and physical resistance it has been widely sought after by early explorers whose only motive was to find new sources of gold.
We spent more time that first day moving rocks than we did sending material over the sluices. Even so, our cleanup was quite respectable for having only moved down to a depth of a couple feet.
Trommels come in two basic sections. The first section is called the scrubber unit. The second is the punch plate, where the gravels and ore of a specified size drop out into a variety of sluice box recovery units.
Michigan Bluff is an old mining town dating back to the 1850s. It is located in Placer County, about 25 miles northeast of Auburn, just past the town of Foresthill. It sits on the very edge of a mountain, with the Middle Fork of the American River flowing about 1200 feet lower at the bottom of the canyon.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
The Bawl Mill • Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part V Geology of Hardrock Gold Deposits • Orko Silver Corp. • The Willow Creek-Hatcher Pass Alaskan Goldfields • Metal Detecting for Gold Within Andesite and Basaltic Volcanic Mining Districts • How to Prospect for Silver Field Tests You Can Use to Detect the Hidden Metal • Identifying the Noble Metals Simple Tests That Work • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices