Researching and Staking Mining Claims—Part II
January 2007 by Chris RalphWith the differences between placer and lode claims, some prospectors will wonder if it is legal to file a new claim over an old one where the old claim is a lode and they are interested in the placer deposits on that claim.
• AB 1032 on Governor’s desk
• Shasta Miners take on DFG
• One less obstacle for illegal aliens and illegal drugs
If you are interested in researching mining claims for any purpose, you will first have to decipher the BLM’s LR2000, a Rube Goldberg database seemingly designed by a 1980s Soviet-era computer hacker.
• Gold in West Virginia?
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
A recent hearing on federal plans to unlock oil shale reserves in the Intermountain West was packed by small-time speculators, some of whom questioned whether today’s technology would let them squeeze oil out of rock profitably.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres • Chinese Gold Consumption to Grow • Family Sues US Mint for Return of Rare Gold Coins • High Court Reverses Nevada Mining Decision • Mining Industry Worried about Democrat-Controlled Congress • Working on the Bear River • Company Notes • Looking Back • The Upper Susitna Goldfields • Palladium Hitting Jewelry Market • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices