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.
Q: Exactly how does amalgamation work? Does it “melt” the gold (or copper, or silver, etc.) and form an alloy? If one leaves a piece of gold in mercury, will the entire sample become an amalgam (combination) of gold and mercury? Or does it only affect the surface...
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington D.C. is reviewing a land swap with a private company because the bureau allowed an employee of the company to arrange the deal.
I suspect detailed geological mapping and prospecting would lead to discovery of one or more overlooked gold deposits in the district even though it has been heavily prospected in the past.
ICMJ has reviewed the U.S. DOI, BLM, 516 page Environmental Impact Statement on proposed 43 CFR 3809...and can only conclude that the proposed action amounts to several more nails in mining's coffin.
The mysteries of this spot were only just starting to develop. There is nothing but very bland granite-type rocks here, meaning no bold, favorable indicators.
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