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Sluicing on Bedrock

My head nearly scraped the caribou horns that hung above the doorway of the old tarpaper cabin I would call home for a few days. The cabin was originally built in the early 1930s and had been dragged about 200 yards across the valley to...

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Hearing date moved up for preliminary injunction for California suction dredging
• Anti-mining bills in Oregon lead to recall effort

Using Geologic Maps


In order to see what geologic maps can do, we need to think about what we are looking for.

PLP and MMAC Update


The current administration is receptive; we believe the time is ripe to push for a return to reasonable regulations and to restore mining to a priority for public lands as long as some new crisis doesn’t take precedent.

Bigger Is Not Always Better


I stayed on the nozzle (about 25 pounds) and Dave moved rock. We worked the hole for two and a half days. Most of the time was spent moving overburden.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• More National Monument news
• Land-use advocates file another suit over National Monuments
• NWMA's Linda Skaer addresses EPA in northern Idaho

Highbanking on the Similkameen River


In digging the gravel, I found there were three flood layers present that were not there last winter, with about a foot of sand on top of the gravel. This was followed by eight inches or so of small rock and lots of broken granite material...

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Norton treasures environment but environmentalists worry
• From the National Forest Service
• Suit Filed Against Roadless Initiative
• New EPA rules restrict ombudsman
• Forest Service Sierra Nevada plan is even opposed by Feinstein

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