The Mexican Gold Belt
January 2006 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDMexico is a large country, much larger than the state of Alaska. It is almost as long as the US is wide. It has climates that range from tropical rainforests in the south to barren deserts in the north. The Sierra Madre is a forested plateau that reaches elevations in excess of 10,000 feet. It parallels the west coast of the country.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Forest Service issued an Interim Rule on July 9, 2004, to require a Notice of Intent or Plan for mining activities that cause little or no disturbance to public lands under Forest Service jurisdiction.
In these types of cases I tend to listen to what my metal detector is telling me. The machine was very quiet, suggesting my initial impressions were right about the ground make up.
The Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) v. Siskiyou National Forest case over the requirement for plans of operation for suction dredge mining is now in the hands of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Making matters worse, we could feel the truck moving very slowly down the mountain along with the trees and mud. It was an uncomfortable sinking feeling, as you might guess.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
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