Prospectors Beat Mining Claim Tax
February 2007 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayEarly in 2006, two prospectors, joint owners of unpermitted mining claims in San Bernardino County, California, were confronted by the County Tax Collector with stiff taxes amounting to hundreds of dollars for the “possessory right” to own mining claims in that county.
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Bullion River's French Gulch Gold Mine
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This explains the large difference in particle sizes between placers and hydrothermal lode deposits, but also means that while the mining may be similar in some cases, the sampling and recovery techniques are usually quite different.
Minnesota Lawmakers Move to Stop New Mines
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ICMJ's 11th Annual Photo Contest Results
As usual, the decision process was extremely difficult, but we managed to pick our 10 winners.
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