Picks & Pans: Working the Ol' Paystreak
November 2001 by Ron WendtThe bright yellow nugget caught my eye as I pulled the astroturf down the sluice box into the large plastic tub. I grabbed it from the mat, pretty much in shock because of its size.
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.
In the meeting, we presented Ms. Skalski with the various court cases from the 9th Circuit Court on these settled law cases and she was mortified.
• SREP appeals
• No decision yet in Karuk case
• Right to Access bill
It’s accepted knowledge that wet methods will recover more fine gold than dry methods and processing the gravel as a whole will get more gold than only using a metal detector. The question is how much more?
USFS Chief Michael Dombeck held 2 invitation only meetings in February in Elko and Reno. Nye County commission chairman Dick Carver was present at the Reno meeting, along with Bob Hadfield, executive director of the Nevada Association of Counties, and John Fallon of the Cattlemen's Association.
The final environmental review for a proposed mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness appears, after 14 years, to favor allowing the hotly disputed mine to proceed.
• Hike in mining claim fees
• Hearing on suction gold dredging in California
• Interior wants mining reform
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