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  1. That area is good, but covered with unpatented claims, patented claims, pvt property & USFS/BLM withdrawals. So, you have to know whats what, whats open, etc. Otherwise, you can get it hot water.
  2. By no means was I knocking, dinging or throwing stones at agriculture, or farming. They have their battles, but get support from lots of places. There have been FARM AID concerts. Never has there been a concert for mines, or miners. (except around a campfire) Hell, in 95, the US Bureau of Mines was closed. They would play hell trying to close the Dept. of Agriculture. The point being, there has to be a fair trade off. Accept some slight environmental degradation, in return for food, minerals, industry, jobs, etc. The Federal standard is no unnecessary, or undue environmental degradation. NOT
  3. Environmentalists have it WRONG about domestic mining. For instance, consider AGRICULTURE for a moment. Reality is, agriculture in America has deforested more land than even the American logging industry. It has destroyed more habitant for animal species than any other industry in the world. Agriculture has caused more species extinction, than any other industry world wide. Agriculture has caused more soil erosion, created more turbidly in America’s waterways, and introduced more degrading, or toxic pollutants of all sorts into the American environment, than any other American industry. Agric
  4. Every newborn infant in AMERICA will need a lifetime supply of: 750 pounds of zinc 800 pounds of lead 1,500 pounds of copper 3,593 pounds of aluminum 32,700 pounds of iron 26,550 pounds of clays 28,213 pounds of salt and 1,238,101 pounds of stone, sand, gravel and cement. FROM WHERE SHALL IT COME? SUPPORT THE AMERICAN MINING INDUSTRY SUPPORT MINING DOMESTIC MINERAL DEPOSITS IN AMERICA The Mining Laws beginning in America since 1866. Culminating in the Mining Law of 1872, which is 30 USC, 22 et seq, still fully functional today. Has, as a free enterprise system, provided this great nation with
  5. General Mining Laws (30 USC § 22 et., seq) Grant the following rights to valid unpatented mining claim owners. “Lands open to purchase by citizens: Except as otherwise provided, all valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, …shall be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States … under regulations prescribed by law, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts [states], so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with th
  6. Suction dredge gold mining, on valid mining claims is a perfectly legitimate LAND USE. Nonconforming (grandfathered) uses of land. These are land uses that would not be permitted under current regulations, but which were established before the regulations went into effect. Once established, they "run with the land" - that is, they automatically continue in force when the land is sold. Meaning, such nonconforming land uses can continue to operate under the rules/regulations that existed prior to the regulatory change. Nonconforming rights are "vested property rights". There is bedrock solid
  7. Spread depends on pistol barrel length. All work at 3 to 5 ft, for head shots. If you want longer range, you should have minimum 4 inch barrel. 4, 6 or longer inch barrel will extend 1 shot kills to 10 or 15 ft. Under 4 inch barrel, at 10 or 15 ft, will not "usually" get you 1 shot kills. 410, or 20 gauge is great, as you can knock down grouse & other game birds with it. But a shotgun is rough to pack on narrow cliff side, or tight/thick brushy trails
  8. California State Agencies, The Governor & Attorney General are being sued in FEDERAL COURT……IN CALIFORNIA…..BY SOME BIG INDUSTRY…(WITH HUGE CLOUT & WELL FUNDED)…..about most of the same basic issues contained in PLP v. SB 670 complaint & pleadings against SB 670. This case has direct bearing on ours. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL & REFINERS ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS, THE CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY SECURITY, and THE CONSUMER ENERGY ALLIANCE, Plaintiffs, V. JAMES GOLDSTENE, in his off
  9. The "new info" is the listing of several ESA fish, Coho salmon, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~ 30 U.S.C. § 22. Lands open to purchase by citizens Except as otherwise provided, all valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, … shall be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States … under regulations prescribed by law, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts [now = states], so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of t
  10. Anybody have a clue what this is? Found near the Feather river (CA), on a ridge side in a teriary channel gravel deposit. More than a mile off the road & no trails or mine workings within miles. Was about a foot under the surface. It's heavy like a cannon ball & metal for sure. About 5 inchs long, 4 inchs wide & about 3 inchs thick. Old channel there is about 3 million years old.
  11. MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT I. INTRODUCTION Beginning on August 6, 2009, with the enactment by the State of California of SB 670 [California Fish and Game Code §5653.1] there was no longer suction dredge mining in the waters of the State, including on Federal mining claims (A copy of SB 670 [California Fish and Game Code §5653.1] is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”). The history of SB 670, the related litigation, and the history of this action is given in detail in Plaintiffs’ Complaint and Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction. On July 10, 2009, the Honorable Frank Roesch, Judge of the Super
  12. http://www.epa.gov/region10/pdf/permits/npdes/idg370000_be_01_2010.pdf JANUARY 2010 FEDERAL EPA SMALL SCALE SUCTION DREDGE STUDY Conclusion: “***EPA has determined that issuance of this permit is not likely to have an adverse effect on essential fish habitat (EFH), federally listed threatened or endangered (T&E) species or critical habitat. ***” A few folks need to send this link to CA DFG RE: New small scale suction dredge study CEQA literature mstopher@dfg.ca.gov
  13. moissanite = silicon carbide Perhaps that stone carries enough silicon carbide to confuse your tester.
  14. That is the (on or before) date, the AG motion to dismiss must be answered by PLP. No face to face verbal anything that I know of, just filings. Jerry Hobbs will post the PLP answer online, once submitted. Which, should be fairly soon.
  15. I WONDER HOW CA-DFG IS GOING TO COMPLY WITH CA-APA I gather they will just ignore the following APA mandates. __________________ The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) establishes rulemaking procedures and standards for state agencies in California. The requirements set forth in the APA are designed to provide the public with a meaningful opportunity to participate in the adoption of state regulations and to ensure that regulations are clear, necessary and legally valid. The APA is found in the California Government Code, section 11340 et seq. State regulations must also be adopted in complian
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