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Special Suction Dredge Permits in Jeopardy

As we go to press, Horseshoe Bar Action & Research, a division of the Gold Country Miners small-scale mining club, brought to ICMJ's attention a potentially very significant problem for gold dredgers in California.

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• California piles on the taxes
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The Business Of Mining: Profits, Losses, Hobbies and Businesses


Everyone can deduct all of the ordinary and necessary expenses of conducting a trade or business. But how can anyone hope to refute the IRS’s labeling of their activity as a hobby or, probably more importantly, hope to achieve the label of a tax business?

Central Idaho Federal Employees Back to Work With Local Help


The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.

Battle Heats Up Over California Suction Dredging


The State of California is seeking dismissal of the federal lawsuit filed by Public Lands for the People (PLP) on grounds that they are immune from such lawsuits under the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution. However, there is plenty of prior case precedence suggesting that state officials and agencies are open to such lawsuits when they assume responsibility for regulatory authority from the federal government.

Picks & Pans: Auburn Ravine Gold


The high early spring runoff was in full force this late February 2004 day, lapping midway up the floodwall. As my good friend, and mining partner, Eric Johnson and I stood there watching the stream rush by behind his cabin, we wondered aloud what...

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