News & Events

About California suction dredge permits

We were going to announce to the small miners tomorrow about a meeting we had scheduled with the Executive Director of the California Water Board, Eileen Sobeck.   We were going to get some answers for you on the delays of the permitting program they have already said they would perform but have delayed and […]

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They are at it again, an attempt to destroy the mining grants

Congress has unsuccessfully tried to reform the Mining Law of 1872 several times over the years, including a near-miss in 1994. It’s high time to try again. The Mining Law President Ulysses Grant signed was the work of Bill Stewart, Nevada’s colorful “Silver Senator,” then barely 40 years old but already, thanks to the hard-rock […]

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Exposing the Idaho Conservation League (ICL)

This article is astounding in that Ms. Schumacher, the author researches the money to fund the radical environmental group ICL, Idaho Conservation League.  It is an amazing read and it will likely make your jaw drop open….then the anger sets in. From the article: While George Soros is known to heavily fund progressive agendas, there […]

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Oregon Bohmker case denied to be heard by SCOTUS

This is a post we were hoping would be good news, but it is not. The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to hear the Bohmker case. This means the 9th Circuit Court case stands. SCOTUS only hears 3% of cases presented to it and this exposes just what a travesty it is […]

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Cal State Long Beach is eliminating “Prospector Pete” their mascot because they say it’s racist

I wonder what the stance of the parents is of these kids at Cal State Long Beach when they want the mascot “Prospector Pete” banned and removed. A small handful of students complained and the school rolls right over and bans the mascot. They are claiming the Gold Rush was racist and offends native Americans. […]

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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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Thank you Stanislaus National Forest (USFS)!

We wanted to give a big thank you to the Stanislaus National Forest (USFS) for the awesome work they did on our claimed called “The Office” up in Bull Creek.   They fixed the road, cut the hazardous trees and stacked all the firewood along the road for people to use (with a fire permit). […]

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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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