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Another proposed Mineral Withdrawal -- Trinity River area, northern California

December 8, 2014

by Scott Harn
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service are at it again. 

The two agencies are proposing a Mineral Withdrawal of 3,648 acres in the Trinity River and Indian Creek areas in northern California. Approximately 3,123 acres would be withdrawn from mineral entry, subject to valid existing rights, for 20 years. Approxmimately 2,978 acres would be within the Trinity River Corridor between Lewiston Dam and the North Fork Trinity River; another 145 acres of Indian Creek are proposed for withdrawal.

Several old mining townsites in the area are also recommended for withdrawal.

Comments are due by December 24, 2014.  They can be sent by email to or mailed to:
   US Dept. of Interior
   Bureau of Land Managment
   Redding Field Office
   355 Hemsted Dr
   Redding, CA 96002

The proposed withdrawal is available here in pdf format

The contact person for questions is Charlie Wright at (530) 224-2120.

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