October 2017 by Scott Harn
If you are a claimholder and your Mining District is in disarray, it’s time to join MMAC and get on board so your district can benefit from these changes as they are implemented.
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.
Pearson called the trip, “The most productive so far. We are courting over a dozen potential sponsors now. We had some members call us back for additional meetings and several of these lasted over an hour.”
The main problem with the current scheme is that regulatory agencies often consult with you, then disregard your concerns and do what they want anyway.
In the meantime, I want to highlight some recent court cases won with the assistance of Public Lands for the People…
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
Priorities will include meeting with the EPA regarding suction gold dredging permitting and with the Forest Service regarding revisions to CFR 228A regulations related to mining and access on public lands.
Most of the mining opposition today is centered around the small-scale miner. These miners number in the thousands and come from every walk of life.
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