April 2003 by Bob SchlosserWhen Jimmy stuck his head in my office that morning, little did I realize that his question would lead to a surprising collaboration. “Hey, Slusher, did you know that the Rock Shop out east of Deming has a pile of our ore in their back yard?”
The problem is every other nugget hunter and drywash prospector had the same idea. As a result, you can spend days, weeks, and even months detecting these areas and not find a single nugget.
I admit I was sitting on pins and needles, waiting to see if President Trump would sign the proposed Executive Order we presented with Public Lands for the People (PLP) prior to the expiration of his term in office.
Mining Districts are the private regulatory authority granted by Congress recognized to regulate the mineral lands held by the United States and for the disposal to citizens of the United States, by means of development and potentially perfected by patent.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington D.C. is reviewing a land swap with a private company because the bureau allowed an employee of the company to arrange the deal.
The metal is expensive, not because it is rare but because of the expense to produce and work it. The minerals mined for titanium are all oxides, unlike many base metals that are mostly mined as sulfide minerals.
We’ll conclude by digging a bit more into the regulations and pitfalls, and discuss what they are used for, their relationship to gold, and what the future holds.
For miners holding a mining claim, mill site or tunnel site on public lands, August 31, 1999 is the last day to meet the annual filing requirement and pay the $100 maintenance fee to the Bureau of Land Management.
The Bawl Mill • Impact of Habitat Designations Grossly Underestimated • Manslaughter Charges Dropped Against Sixteen to One Mine • A Unique Prospecting Method • Over the Divide • Cripple Creek, Colorado • Picks & Pans: Virginia Prospecting • PLP Gets the Key! • Mariposa, California • The Ocampo District, Chihuahua • Mud Creek Placer Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver