Mining Restrictions Lifted in Southwest Alaska
January 2008 by Associated PressMining restrictions will be lifted on about 1 million acres of federal land in southwest Alaska, officials have announced.
Placer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.
PLP cannot understate the importance of this legal decision in our present battles with the political powers of the California swamp.
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For many years, the US had a historical tradition of small-scale mining. Individuals or small groups of miners would spend part of the year working the higher-grade sections of old mines and ship the high-grade ore to smelters or...
Once again we'd like to thank the many participants in our annual photo contest. Picking our favorite ten photos is never an easy task, as there were so many great photos from which to choose.
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