Spencer Opal Deposits, Idaho
July 2003 by Lawrence DeeIn order to give the reader a better appreciation of some alternative valuable minerals that can be found by the average prospector, we visited Bob Thompson’s Opal Mountain Mine located in Spencer, Idaho.
Conservation groups hope to meld the three wilderness areas and surrounding parts of southwestern Oregon into one big wilderness covering 1 million acres—a move Kulongoski has endorsed.
• Meeting planned to address small-scale regulations
• Karuk Tribe update
• Oregon dredgers in their own fight over regulations
In the meeting, we presented Ms. Skalski with the various court cases from the 9th Circuit Court on these settled law cases and she was mortified.
- Budd-Falen in line to become next director at BLM
- Ten national monuments slated for changes or reductions
- California adds another fee
Judy Etherton wasn’t out to make headlines or break any barriers when she entered the mining industry more than 30 years ago.
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
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