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Italian Bar disaster update

ITALIAN BAR DISASTER UPDATE: Well folks, persistence pays off and after more than a year, we are finally going to clean up the disaster we’ve all been disgusted by down on Italian Bar along the Stanislaus river. The illegal occupiers are gone and man did they leave a mess. It is now time to return […]

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When do I need a PoO…Plan of Operations with the USFS?

As most of you know, we receive calls, emails and messages almost on a daily basis now from members and other small-scale miners about problems with the USFS (Forest Service). Most can be categorized in two columns: 1) USFS telling the miner a Plan of Opertions (PoO) is required to dig a hole. 2) Access […]

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Top filed mining claims

We are helping three different miners right now in three different states which have had people top file on their claims. This is a common call we receive and would like to provide some education on the subject. A “top file” is a label miners use when someone tries to claim over an existing and […]

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Pomona Gold Show this weekend!

We are all loaded up for the GPAA Pomona gold show this weekend.   They have an early sign up which saves you a 30% and this show is shaping up to be a pretty big one. We’ve got some fantastic prizes we are giving away Saturday and Sunday at the AMRA booth….   A […]

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About the West Virginia v EPA case and does it affect mining?

We’ve had a few of you reach out to discuss the recent ruling by SCOTUS on the West Virginia V EPA case where the court ruled the EPA over-stepped their authority to regulate the Clean Air Act.   Does this help mining? Our take is yes, it is likely. Over the years (many, many years) […]

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Life changing gold

Seriously….these rocks are life changing. They are not ours, they are our buddy GoldBay Dave’s. We are going to have them Xrayed for him to determine what the gold conglomeration looks like inside the rock so he can make them into show specimens. Some of these are crystalline gold and are EXTREMELY VALUABLE and rare. […]

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Dredging hypocrisy

Here is how you spell hypocrisy: The recent flooding in Montana will be good for fish. The sediment which washed down for hundreds of miles, the turbidity which turned the river chocolate milk is GOOD for fish. But dredging, which makes a little plume for 100 feet destroys all fish habitat and must be eliminated. […]

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Update on Italian Bar disaster

Italian Bar disaster update: As you know now, we’ve been trying to get the Stanislaus NF to evict the illegal occupiers down on Italian Bar road for close to a year now. We’ve shot videos of the trash, sewage, dumped batteries, a vehicle which was in the river and provided evidence of how a mining […]

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What can the USFS do with mining claims?

We field tons of calls, emails and questions about the USFS and what they can, and cannot do as it relates to mining claims.   Here is the 2800 manual which is the bible for the USFS on precisely that.   We encourage you to read, open the PDF, print it and keep a copy […]

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Video explanation of the citation USFS gave to Shannon Poe

This video was shot as the LEO was leaving the campground in La Panza. Click on the link directly below for the video: USFS LEO cites Shannon Poe        

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