how much power or equipment can you use digging
Last Post 05 Sep 2017 12:07 PM by WALTER EASON. 4 Replies.
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Dana SnyderUser is Offline
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31 Aug 2017 06:27 PM

    need to know what type of equipment that you can use for digging. i've been told its 6hp or less. just want to make sure this is correct.

    Gary SpoonemoreUser is Offline
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    01 Sep 2017 08:27 AM

     

    A hand held shovel and you can only move 2,000 yards of dirt per day,for causal use.

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    01 Sep 2017 11:24 AM

     i guess you cant use a gas powered dry washer or a 2hp earth auger?

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    01 Sep 2017 12:53 PM
    GPAA claims are classified for casual use to avoid the process and expense of Notice of Intent and Plan of Operation with BLM.  You are good to go with gas or battery powered dredges,power sluices,  dry washers, recovery wheels, etc., (where and when legal) for processing material  The auger might be pushing the limits as most digging is limited to hand powered tools.
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    05 Sep 2017 12:07 PM
    anything that is considered earth-moving equipment is considered to be beyond casual in the mining law as amended. This is interpreted usually as anything that digs or pushes dirt or material. This could even include a quad with a blade or rototiller to soften dirt or a mechanical hammer device. Not all jurisdictions or agents apply it the same and warnings are not a demand before being sited. So be careful out there both with use of equipment and health.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
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