Mining Claim Fees Are Going Up
July 2004 by StaffThe Northwest Mining Association reports that the claim maintenance fee for 2004-2005 will be raised.
With conventional financing still difficult to obtain, it is little wonder that “self-financing” is the number one form of financing used by small business owners, miners and prospectors.
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I mostly nugget hunt within the Great Basin and Mojave desert areas of California and Nevada, and less frequently the Sonoran desert of Arizona. I have discovered the gamma grass, sagebrush and creosote areas of the Great Basin and Mojave are friendlier to nuggetshoot than the vegetation within the Sonoran desert.
Hard times for the copper industry could cost property owners in Grant County.
Every year for the past several years I have taken a prospecting trip to Sierra City, California, to dredge on a friend’s claim. Sierra City is a historic gold rush town of a little more than 200 persons. Known mostly for its rich lode mines, it also had...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
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