Progress Report on Washington State Small-Scale Regulations
April 2005 by Scott HarnWashington State has some of the most far-reaching, restrictive and overzealous regulations in the United States regarding small-scale prospecting and mining. Take one look at the “Gold and Fish” book, which lays out regulations for...
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
• Environmental solution becomes the problem
• How much money are you forfeiting?
• The unbearable snowman
…the general investment community has turned away from mining shares over the past three years and moved whole-heartedly into conventional investments.
- Brother, can you spare a cell phone?
- Houston, we have a drug problem...
People always ask me how much gold I'm getting? I remind them that after 27 years digging in that same mountain, I'm still a small miner. But my wife hasn't divorced me—probably because the lawyer wants all the money up front.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Pediments • Bill to Allow Mining of Coeur d'Alene Basin • Dredging Below the Homestake • Looking Back • Picks & Pans: The Glory Hole • Enthusiastic Crowds at PDAC • Fraser Institute Survey Results Rank Best (and Worst) Mining Locales • Synclinal Oil • Small-Scale Prospecting & Mining (A Little History) • Higher Zinc Price Creates Opportunity • Government Appeals Miner Injury Case to Supreme Court • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver