We are asked frequently, and are contacted several times weekly now with questions on mining claims owners rights to access their claims and this is happening all across the United States. These inquiries are nearly always a result of the USFS putting up a gate, or denying them access to their claims for the purpose of mining their claim or performing the required work to keep the claim valid under Federal law.
We strongly recommend gold clubs, associations and mining claim owners print this 42 page document, read it and keep it. This is the USFS manual on what they can and cannot do in reference to mining claims and mining claims owners.
Let us know if you have any questions, our mission is to educate, inform and protect mining rights. Know your rights.