National Forest Closures in California
November 2020 by Chris Ralph
I found I could not go prospecting in areas where I did not have a mining claim and the Forest Service thought my mere presence was a danger to the forest.
The ESA has become an unwieldy beast that was hijacked by government agencies run amok, and by extreme environmental groups who saw it as a way to lock up public lands and to generate income through exaggerated claims and continuous lawsuits.
• Critical minerals a priority
• Montana miners win again
• MSHA backs down
• Environmental groups as foreign agents
King’s letter is a blow to the EPA’s contention that outside technical experts supported its plan to push a drainage pipe through debris covering the entrance to the Gold King Mine…
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
- Zinke leaving office
- Property rights triumph over critical habitat says Supreme Court
- Water of the United States
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