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Jim P. last won the day on May 24 2018

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  1. Very little water in Big bug, haven't been to Wolf recently. Lynx might have better water. Later...Jim P.
  2. Thanks for the reminder Clay! Also worth mentioning is that it's mail only, no walking it in this year until further notice due to Covid concerns. Get them in the mail and make sure you track it! Later...Jim P.
  3. They might need a gentile reminder that you are mining under the 1872 mining law and have right to access. From the forest service's own manual https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd533980.pdf 2813.14 - Right of Access to Claim The right of reasonable access for purposes of prospecting, locating, and mining is provided by statute. Such access must be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Forest Service. However, the rules and regulations may not be applied so as to prevent lawful mineral activities or to cause undue hardship on bona fide p
  4. Sad news for sure, most helpful guy around, RIP my friend.
  5. Sorry for your loss Chris, I saw of his passing in the latest Roadrunner's newsletter. Great memories. Later...Jim P.
  6. Sorry to hear this Rick, You'll be in my prayers. Later...Jim P.
  7. Snakejim is correct, I'll just add that any association placer claim of up to 160 acres still counts as a single claim under the small miner exemption. Later...Jim P.
  8. Volunteer or nominate someone to be a voice for miners and prospectors in the Prescott National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD640442
  9. I detected and dug up a desert iguana buried in the sand of a wash back in my VLF days, scared the crap out of me. Keep digging and good luck. Later...Jim P.
  10. I replied to Les with the following excerpt from CFR 3809.5 describing no notice level "casual use"; "it may include the use of small portable suction dredges" This is the current standard so I don't know why the AZ BLM gets to claiming otherwise. I can't seem to paste here, just Google CFR 3809.5 and CFR 3715 which deals with occupancy. Later...Jim P.
  11. I've not felt the need to respond to a post or thread here for a long time, but this one got my ire up a little. While I believe Wyoprospector is beyond help, I'd say a conservative estimate of those who have been helped by Bill and the members on this forum is in the multiple thousands, myself included. While Bill and I have not always seen eye to eye on everything over the years, he's always had my respect and appreciation for his wiliness to share both time and knowledge. In fact it's all Bill's fault; if he hadn't been so generous, I'd probably still be poking around with my Tesoro Di
  12. This might be worth looking into if you have the time. The BLM has an advisory board with members that represent interests outside of the BLM and they have vacancies here in AZ. Later...Jim P. https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/arizona Update: just found the deadline for nominations this year, it's today, June 4th. Start working on next years application.
  13. Chrisski, I applaud your willingness to get involved. I'll help if I can, but I must warn you that my efforts in this area go back 15+ years and I'm weary and jaded. For many years, I've attempted and failed to get the off-road crowd, hikers, bikers and even some miners to realize the importance of the 1872 and related mining laws as the only way to gain a "right" to access. If we find a better communicator than I, (you maybe?) maybe we can have success in forming an alliance of sorts with some of the other interested parties. PM me if I can help. Later...Jim P.
  14. I based my statement on a recent post on facebook by the NMRA referring to them speaking at a GPAA chapter meeting at the request of Kevin Hogland. American Mining Rights Association May 11 at 7:42am ยท Currently proposed Arizona road closures by BLM and what to do about them: We are currently in Arizona and spoke at the GPAA Gold Fever West Valley Chapter last night about a new proposal by the BLM to close 505 miles of of public land roads under their Travel Management Pl
  15. Hi Gary, option C would eliminate one of two motorized route from our claims. We have a third that stops short of the claims and becomes a hiking trail already. The BLM closed the third route to motorized travel around 10 years ago without any notice or public input. I was able to get it re-opened by simply sticking to my guns and pointing out the same parts of the law as I did in my most recent letter, minus the recent ARS dealing with RS 2477. It took some time and effort, and they lied to me at every opportunity, from needing a notice of intent or plan of operation to maintain access to te
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