PLP Members Win Occupancy Case—Appeals Continue
July 2003 by Jerry HobbsPublic Lands for the People (PLP) members Ron Lex and his mining partner Ken Waggener of Etna, California, were cited for occupying their mining claim in Klamath National Forest for more than 14 days. The section cited was Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 261.10(b). This CFR states that a special use authorization must be obtained for occupying a claim on National Forest land for more than 14 days. In some forests the time is 30 days.
I decided to dig near it to see if there were any more and immediately uncovered others. In total I found a pocket with over 100 crystals in it. I was hooked.
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Hardrock mining in the US has been hit by a tragic streak of mining accidents in recent months.
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Can the public take minerals from a mining claim?
Like it or not, the US Supreme Court has ruled and the so-called “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) is now the law of the land—and the Tax Code. What’s more, despite the promises of many politicians to repeal it, it may be around in some form for years to come.
On November 30, 2015, the Galice Mining District (with the support of the Waldo Mining District), along with several Oregon mining associations and individuals, filed a Motion for Summary Judgment against the State of Oregon and SB 838...
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