Miners hold out hope in Oregon dredging case

Miners hold out hope in Oregon dredging case

Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel supports fight

On top of the fundraiser being sponsored by Western Culture Conservancy, Oregon miners got another gift recently, this time in the form of two amicus curiae briefs: one filed by Mountain States Legal Foundation and one by the Pacific Legal Foundation.

Friday, September 16, 2016/Author: SARAH REIJONEN/Number of views (4429)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

WMA claims state uses EIRs as weapons against suction dredgers

The following article by the Western Mining Alliance pinpoints the weaknesses in the scientific studies on which the California suction dredge mining ban was based. The original two-year moratorium, which has been dragged out in the courts to become a de facto ban, was imposed statewide in 2009 and continues to this day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016/Author: CRAIG LINDSAY/Number of views (6106)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Monster 145-ounce gold nugget unearthed Down Under

Monster 145-ounce gold nugget unearthed Down Under

‘Friday’s Joy’ expected to fetch more than $190,000

A lucky Australian prospector near has unearthed an 145-ounce monster gold nugget, according to a report released by Minelab. The nugget was aptly named “Friday’s Joy” because it was found on a recent Friday morning in Central Victoria’s Golden Triangle.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (6846)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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California Supreme Court rules against Rinehart - UPDATE

California Supreme Court rules against Rinehart - UPDATE

Miners eye Pacific Legal Foundation

The Supreme Court of California has ruled against suction dredge mining in the People v. Rinehart case. Mining groups, including Public Lands for the People, the American Mining Rights Association and the Western Mining Alliance, are disappointed with the court opinion released Monday, Aug. 22.

Monday, August 22, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (14373)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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PLP 2016 GRAND RAFFLE

PLP 2016 GRAND RAFFLE

More than $24,000 was raised in the annual raffle—about one third of that in the last week before the livestream event.
Friday, July 22, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (3657)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.5
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016/Author: SARAH REIJONEN/Number of views (7604)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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GPAA to host PLP Grand Prize Raffle Friday, July 22

GPAA to host PLP Grand Prize Raffle Friday, July 22

Livestreaming set for 10 a.m.

Public Lands for the People has moved the drawing of its 2016 major prize raffle to Friday, July 22, to facilitate live coverage of the event at the Gold Prospectors Association of America national office in Temecula. Calif.

Monday, July 18, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (3951)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Dredgers defend mining rights in California Supreme Court

Dredgers defend mining rights in California Supreme Court

Brandon Rinehart’s lawyer may have said it best when he told the Supreme Court of California that the state’s ban on suction dredging is like “giving the finger” to federal mining law.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (13449)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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