The Bawl Mill
September 2002 by Staff• Tropical island tax havens for big business...
• Who is guarding the loot?
• US Forest "Self" Service
• GAO opinion contradicts Norton-Leavitt road deal
• Cubin wages battle over public lands decisions
• Washington State rivers are open, work continues
• Recent FWS habitat, endangered or threatened proposals
About 10 years ago the Forest Service told a miner that he could not stay on his claim for more than 14 days in a row. I told the miner that he could stay as long as he wants, providing he was mining.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources appeared at a recent dredge rally near Oroville to announce the closure of all state-owned aquatic lands to prospecting.
In May 2017, the district participated in a meeting with representatives from several state and federal agencies where they educated agency officials about the authority of Mining Districts, Mining Law and miner’s rights.
Armed with my heavy bucket of gravel and, most importantly, my gold pan, I anxiously waded knee-deep into the mucky water. At the ready, the swish-swash splish-splash was all I heard as I hurriedly shook my gold pan, turfing out all the bigger bits of rock and clumps of mud. My clean clothes and even my face were soon splattered with mud in my race to pan as much gold in 20 minutes as my spindly arms would allow!
Wyoming is an excellent place for prospectors, rock hounds, and companies to search for a variety of mineral resources.
The great transition has now occurred as we move away from the Age of Fed Chairman Greenspan and into the Age of Fed Chairman Bernanke. However, Mr. Greenspan was kind enough to leave a last-minute parting gift by raising the overnight lending rate to 4.5% on his last day in office, January 31, 2006.
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