The Business of Mining: Financial Recoveries for Mandated Changes
April 2006 by Mark E. BattersbyTrue independence is rare among prospectors and miners. There is always someone or some agency that is telling the small-scale miner or prospector how to operate or requiring changes in their operations.
Back in the early 1990s, a gold mining club in northern California (on the Klamath River near Happy Camp), was offering a free "Trial Week" to test their claims. I decided to take them up on their offer. After obtaining a California Dredge Permit, I loaded my trusty Jeep with my camping gear...
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
The next hurdle to jump was whether the trommel motor would start again after sitting on the desert for six years without being started. The last time it had taken a three foot pipe wrench to bust it loose.
• Determining the amount of gold in a specimen
With one outstretched hand grasping the bottle and the other waving at air, I moved forward feeling for the tent. No tent. No tree.
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