Suction Gold Dredge Miners Win On Federal Preemption
February 2015 by Scott HarnJudge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
In every sense, this was a witch hunt with a preconceived agenda to heavily restrict or outright prohibit most small-scale mining in Oregon.
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His small business managed to pump millions of dollars over the years into the California economy.
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
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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.
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