Montana miner loses in court with USFS

This is an interesting story out of Montana as Kerby Jackson points out:
“Not really an unexpected outcome, unfortunately, as these are Post-1955 claims due to a relocation in the 1980’s. Based on my reading of the administrative record, Kornec got screwed by BLM back in the 80’s after their refusal to recognize the postmark date on mailed assessment work, which led to him having to re-locate, but that really should have been addressed back in those days. Unfortunately, you lose your initial rights when you relocate a claim, even if you really didn’t abandon the claim. Hopefully they get to keep their structures, etc. once this is ironed out”.

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