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Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations

Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc. has experienced unreasonable heavy-handed enforcement by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for the past two years (see ICMJ January 2000 issue). The publicly listed company operates a traditional underground gold mine...

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• "No surprises" ruled restored
• Supreme Court to address submerged lands in Alaska
• Governors say reform the ESA
• Miners need to stay involved in each state

The Bombarded 38' Parallel


A 1,200-mile long east-west zone, containing unusual geologic features, has been recognized in the eastern half of the United States for over 100 years. It coincides, in a general way, with the 38° parallel. There are as many opinions on the origin of the features as there are geologists. Most of the features are circular or oval in form, and some are concealed by younger rocks. They are found in 8 states, from Kansas east to Virginia.

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Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine


In July 2008, the Marstons filed an administrative claim alleging that when US Forest Service employees or their agents entered upon the Marstons’ claims and bulldozed the shaft and trenches, they engaged in unlawful trespass, negligently destroyed property, and committed a nuisance...

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Original Sixteen to One cleared
• Another court case settled

Rare Earth Deposit May Be Awaiting Discovery


Bill and the geologist lost interest and as far as I know, nothing more was done to locate the deposit.

Recreational Gold Panning on the South Yuba River


The Forest Service recently announced a new area set aside for recreational gold panning on the South Yuba River, east of Nevada City.

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