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November 2001 by Staff“Why is so much public land closed off to the recreational miner?”
Sniping for gold… what does it mean to you? To me, sniping is taking a mask and snorkel along with a screwdriver and squeeze bottle to search for gold lying on or in bedrock.
The black sand was loaded with mercury from the river, but there wasn’t enough to pick up all the fines. We took out the amalgam and had to suction up the remaining fine gold.
Is there any hope for a solution? Yes, there is, and we’ve been working with Public Lands for the People, the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council, attorney James Buchal and others on that solution.
The Carissa is part of a patented group of claims (private property) near South Pass City in the southern Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming. The mine lies a short distance southeast of State Highway 28 which runs north to Lander and provides excellent access to the area.
It's a proven civil remedy to put an end to harassment by notifying a person who is either overstepping their authority, or failing to act as required, that they will be sued personally for an act or omission.
Most everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
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