MMAC & PLP Update
November 2015 by Scott HarnEven more prospectors arrived on Saturday morning, and drywashers and detectors were in use for much of the day...
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
PLP northern director Clark Pearson stated, “Thanks to the U.S. v. Hicks case, the courts have acknowledged that claimholders are owners of land within the National Forest who are exempt.”
The process of updating the Rand Mining District is underway and you’ll see a Public Notice in this issue requesting interested parties to submit an application to serve on the board.
The current administration is receptive; we believe the time is ripe to push for a return to reasonable regulations and to restore mining to a priority for public lands as long as some new crisis doesn’t take precedent.
...Most importantly, the mining districts can open the federal land to multiple-use by the public on principles of inclusion rather than the present-day exclusions...
There are some miners who are under the impression that an organized Mining District will immediately get the regulatory agencies off their backs so they can start digging or dredging again.
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