Category Archives: Mining & Dredging News

BLM Issues Final Rule on Required Fees for Mining Claims and Sites

From Kitco: Document Number: 2014-15259 Shorter URL: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-15259 Action Final Rule. Summary The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing this final rule to make statutorily authorized adjustments to its location and maintenance fees for unpatented mining claims, mill sites, … Continue reading

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Construction Aggregate Production Rebounds in California; Gold Production Declines

From Mineral Law Blog: On April 29th, the California Geological Survey (CGS) released production data from 2012 indicating that the production of construction aggregate (sand, gravel and crushed stone) increased for the first time since 2007 in California.  Construction aggregate … Continue reading

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Making Mountains Out of Molehills

From Resources Coalition: The effects of suction dredging for gold have long since been determined to be considered “de minimis” or simply stated; so minor as to merit disregard! We keep having environmental groups make claims that suction dredging destroys … Continue reading

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Gold Miners Ask State to Stop New EPA Permit

  From magicvalley.com: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/gold-miners-ask-state-to-stop-new-epa-permit/article_2cd19cf2-8d64-11e3-ad3a-0019bb2963f4.html February 04, 2014 2:00 am  •  By BRIAN SMITH [email protected] (1) Comments BOISE • Suction gold dredgers pleaded with state lawmakers Monday to stand up to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and make it back off … Continue reading

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Legislative Hearing In Boise ID To Rescind The NPDES On Feb 3rd

February 3rd in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Capitol Building in Boise, Idaho. It will be a joint-committee hearing before the Senate Committee on Resources and Environment and the House Committee on Resources and Conservation. It will be held between … Continue reading

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Benefits of Suction Gold Dredging in the State of Oregon

From Oregongold.net:  Benefits of Suction Gold Dredging in the State of Oregon Filed under Oregon Gold News & Misc Our next door neighbor is fighting for the rights to continue to dredge for gold in the State of California. As … Continue reading

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Sonora Resident to Challenge Dredging Regulations

From Dredging Today: Sonora Resident to Challenge Dredging Regulations   Sonora Resident to Challenge Dredging Regulations (USA) Posted on Jun 6th, 2012 with tags Americas, Challenge, dredging, News, Regulations, Resident, Sonora, USA. Sonora resident Keith Walker is challenging in court … Continue reading

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California’s Mother Lode region set for commercial gold production’s return

From McClatchy Washington News Bureau: California’s Mother Lode region set for commercial gold production’s return   Mark Glover | The Sacramento Bee last updated: May 10, 2012 06:57:19 AM The pursuit of gold – which propelled California to statehood more … Continue reading

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Change in BLM Maintenence Fees for Association Placer Claims – UPDATED April 19th

From South West Oregon Mining Association Change in BLM Maintenence Fees for Association Placer Claims – UPDATED April 19th   April 18th, 2012 The NorthWest Mining Association is reporting possible changes to BLM’s maintence fee structure on Association Placer claims. … Continue reading

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Miners’ rights advocates forge new alliance

Taken from the Pick & Shovel Gazette: Miners’ rights advocates forge new alliance   Miners’ rights advocates forge new alliance Apr 3 Written by: 4/3/2012 9:41 AM  By SARAH REIJONEN For the GPAA Miners often get a bad rap in … Continue reading

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