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Tasers and Mining Don't Mix

First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging

MMAC & PLP Update


I’ve received quite a few inquiries from miners who are beginning to realize that traditional Mining Districts are powerful entities and they are looking to get their district organized if it’s in disarray.

MMAC & PLP Update


…what I’d like to focus on in this update is the assistance they provided to a suction gold dredger in Idaho being harassed by an environmental group.

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Retired Geologist Warned Public of Pending EPA Disaster


Retired geologist Dave Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, predicted the disaster in a letter published by the Silverton Standard a week before it occurred.

California Suction Dredging Update


Another California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.

Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due


Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.

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