Current Legislation

I hope you are waking up to what the states are doing to small mining

You all hear us talking about the Bohmker case in Oregon and know we are supporting this one with everything we have.  You need to support this case. This……….is why. If the states are allowed to circumvent federal law, expect mining to be banned, all forms except digging with a spoon and tiny pan. We […]

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Democrat candidate Elizabeth Warren wants mining banned on public lands

April 15 (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said on Monday she would ban all fossil fuel extraction on federal land and in coastal waters, setting herself apart from a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls who have made climate change a central campaign issue but have yet to outline specific policies. Warren said in […]

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Supreme Court Moves to Overturn Conviction of Joe Robertson, Fined and Jailed for Digging Ponds on his Rural Montana Property

Justice is finally served in Montana. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned a lower court decision affirming the conviction of Joseph Robertson, a 78-year-old veteran now deceased who was sentenced to prison for digging ditches on his rural Montana property to protect the area […]

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Are you sick of what is happening in California? Over-regulation, closing roads and public lands? Join our protest!

California protest on over-regulation, road closures and the suction dredge prohibition: Walk A Mile In Our Shoes……. Please SHARE this post. For a few months now we have been discussing holding and coordinating a significant peaceful protest in California (state capital) over the destructive over-regulation of not just suction dredging for small-scale miners, but road […]

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Bohmker v Oregon – Everything you need to know

Miners, this is a very, very important post.  The Bohmker case in Oregon has extreme potential and ramifications if it gets to the Supreme Court.  We highly encourage you to read this article (link below) written by the GPAA explaining everything you need to know about it.   For the complete article, click Bohmker V […]

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Bend Oregon: get ready to be blocked, or charged to use public lands

Whatever else the restricted entry to wilderness accomplishes, access seems certain to be less equitable. And if the public can’t go and experience wilderness, the public won’t be as supportive of efforts to preserve it. For the complete article in the Bend Bulletin, click the link below Editorial, USFS underwhelming wilderness plans  

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Turbidity by suction dredges? Look at this….hypocrisy

So Idaho Conservation League, the USFS, the EPA and many others claim a tiny little plume from a tiny little suction dredge creates so much turbidity that it harms fish. These pictures were taken yesterday on the same river (South Fork Clearwater in Idaho) they claim are damaged by plumes from dredging.  Let that sink […]

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Sheesh, we just posted about the EPA yesterday…..now this

Isn’t the Environmental Protection Agency supposed to be above reproach? If I’m to understand correctly, it’s not just a bloiated hive of bureaucrats soaking up public salaries. To hear liberals tell it, it’s supposedly the first line of defense for Americans who rely on it for clean air and clean water, depending on the agency […]

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The EPA…..again.

A judge who previously banned a charter school from using the Bible and who acquitted the sniper who killed three people at Ruby Ridge in 1992 has agreed to allow the Environmental Protection Agency essentially to take a half-acre of private land from an Idaho couple. Chantell and Michael Sackett won a ruling at the U.S. Supreme […]

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New Videos about to be released!

New videos: Tomorrow we begin editing several new videos after months of filming. We shot a video with our buddy Dave Varabioff from Gold Bay who owns the Colorado mine in the south motherlode and found some pretty amazing gold metal detecting his contact zone in his mine. The second video is one we’ve been […]

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