Restoring the Rule of Law to US Mining
February 2004 by Don FifeSenator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) sponsored the Federal Agency Compliance Act (S-1166) in the 105th Congress to prevent bureaucrats from abusing their office by ignoring federal case law. This legislation apparently failed, but is still needed. During the Clinton administration, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt illegally directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to...
Submitted by Jeff Harris
People for the U.S.A.
A number of crevices were still waiting to be cleaned out. A lot of the gold remaining in the pit was very fine sized, but a few small nuggets were also recovered.
Thus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.
The recently passed Economic Stimulus Package of 2008 is a $168-billion economic “rescue” package that includes rebates for taxpayers and tax breaks for businesses. At the heart of the package are tax rebates, scheduled to be distributed beginning in early May. The tax breaks for small-scale mining operations and businesses are retroactive to the beginning of 2008.
While many prospecting or mining operations don’t have sufficient profits to benefit from accelerated write-offs or even the full 100% “bonus” depreciation write-off, other options can be equally rewarding.
Federal agents seized two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and 500 pounds of silver during a raid on the headquarters of a group seeking to dissolve the Federal Reserve.
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