Picks & Pans: How to Succeed in a Small Mine, A Case History: 1990-2000
May 2001 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe first requirement for a successful mine operation is a market for the product, metallic or nonmetallic. The second requirement is to deliver a quality salable product...
…my intent is to distribute this information in layman’s language so that even the “backyard/shade tree/mom & pop” fire assayers can benefit.
Since 2005, a group representing a handful of Oregon and Washington mining organizations, centered around the Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) and the Waldo Mining District (WMD), have been actively fighting the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) over their then new “700PM Suction Dredge Mining Permit.”
Excerpts from CMJ, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
While a great many questions remain unanswered, there is little doubt that a new financing option for small-scale mining operations, “crowdfunding,” is growing as a viable and legitimate funding source.
- Bernhardt confirmed
- State of Montana to appeal Rock Creek decision
Even with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.
- Some mining claim fees increase
- Oregon miners file appeal
- US Fish & Wildlife law enforcement policing powers restrained
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