Saved Before the Tax Bell Tolled
February 2007 by Mark E. BattersbyThe owners of many prospecting, dredging and mining operations may be missing a number of newly extended and expanded tax breaks under the false impressions that they expired. Other tax breaks that may have been overlooked in the past have now been clarified thanks to the last-minute passage of a new tax law.
Since 1906, when the McLeod brothers’ skeletal remains were first found tied to trees with missing heads, prospectors have been going into the Nahanni in search of elusive gold. A lot of those who lust for Nahanni gold have never been heard of or seen again.
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
Because these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.
This is the point where you might ask, “What do these types of contracts typically look like and how are they negotiated?” Well, that is the topic of this month’s article.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
• House makes another withdrawl from your account
• Pot calling the kettle...
• A meal worth supersizing
The Bawl Mill • Prospectors Beat Mining Claim Tax • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Establishing a Mining Company in Mexico • Update On “Special Rock” Kicking • Michigan DEQ Gives Tentative OK to Nickel, Copper Mine • The Petersville—Yentna Goldfields • Demand for Copper Boosts Zambian Mining • Doc Livingston • Bum Luck • San Manuel Mine Officially Closes With a Bang • Environmentalists Target Pebble Mine • Detecting in Australia's Pilbara Region • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back