Rahall Looks to Rewrite 1872 Mining Law
June 2007 by StaffFor over twenty years, Rahall has been introducing bills in an attempt to overhaul the 1872 Mining Law. On May 10, 2007, he introduced another bill, HR 2262, which would drastically change the laws governing mining if enacted. This time, his bill may have a chance.
The Forest Service has been busy lately, promulgating rules and regulations that will negatively impact small miners and prospectors. Public Lands for the People (PLP) is taking action to put a stop to it.
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This ruling comes at an opportune time, just as suction dredge miners are dealing with new proposed regulations in several western states. Be sure to cite this case when you provide comments on the regulations!
During the 49’er gold rush, because of harsh winters and adverse river conditions, the working season could be restricted for a week or more at a time. Moreover, many of the “argonauts” (a term dating back to the adventures of the early Greek gold seekers in seeking the Golden Fleece), were unprepared both mentally and physically to meet the harsh conditions.
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