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Another USFS regulatory scheme

The USFS is proposing adopting a new regulatory scheme for suction dredging. Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this let us ask you a quick question:   Have you ever seen a management or regulatory agency adopt

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Two new cases

We have two new men we are working with on unbelievable cases in two different states. The first is a man who buys and sells used mining equipment out of his garage along with small samples of minerals he collects

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What if we changed our strategy?

Happy Constitution Day. We wanted to pose a few questions…   What if we could all unite in the small mining community and become a powerful force like the NRA?   What if we could all have access to up-to-date

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A little note about the USFS

Since we have returned from our trip to Idaho we have received an overwhelming number of calls from miners and public land users all across the west with documented problems with the USFS. Problems like ignoring Plans of Operation applications,

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California update:

Update on dredging in California:   Yesterday we met with the California Water Board (CAWB) in Sacramento over the permitting of suction dredging for 2019 along with several other mining organizations here in CA.   This is the second meeting

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Friday update

We have read on the internet that Idaho Conservation League has filed a lawsuit against AMRA President Shannon Poe for suction dredging on the SF Clearwater. ICL is well known for suing and settling lawsuits, especially with the USFS. We

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SF Clearwater update and California dredging for 2019

Update from the SF Clearwater, Idaho And an update about dredging in California in 2019 We had a meeting with Idaho Dept of Water Resources yesterday in Boise over our notices that we were out of compliance (remember, these are

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SFCW Update

Update:   Yes folks, we are aware of the article out of Spokane which appears to be distributed by the Lewiston far left media. Our thoughts…pffft. We have given quite a few interviews and you’ll be seeing them shortly. The

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Clearwater update:

I have just received an email from IDWR (Idaho Department of Water Resources) and they are denying me the right to mine my claim about 30′ from their “approved area” they designated. They have not given me a reason, just

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Idaho Dredging Update

South Fork Clearwater update, July 26:   Yet another day partially missed to deal with this USFS nonsense. We drove to Grangeville to call a gentleman in Missoula MT at the regional HQ for the USFS. He was cordial, but

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