Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Raises Harassment of Miners to a New Level
August 2002 by Greg ChristensenNew regulations have given the enforcement arm of the WDFW official “police” status, with the authority to issue citations, pursue warrants, make arrests and confiscate items.
Celebrating California's Golden Sesquicentennial & A Century of Mining
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
Light-colored volcanic tuff or tuffaceous sandstone often contains small amounts of uranium, enough to be detected with a sensitive radiation detector. Sometimes, the mass effect of the radiation is substantial.
She said a few thoughts did cross her mind at the time; she thought maybe she should have looked more thoroughly for that hand-drawn map to the claim that we had given her the previous year.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
On July 9, 2004, Under Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Mark Rey, published the “Interim Rule.” By its own terms, the Interim Rule became effective on August 9, 2004, without regard to public comments. Public comments were, however, received until September 7, 2004.
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