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3 Replies and 7226 Views MMAC  7226  3 Started by Has anyone else seen anything else on this . ( - They are working for the rights of all outdoors activity. There is a rightup in Vallyprospectors news letter from Aprial on it .
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by  D M TURNEYJump to last post
01 Jan 2016 12:31 PM
9 Replies and 10980 Views Sign Petition to end water rights grab by EPA  10980  9 Started by  Brad Jones The Obama administration is currently proposing a new rule to regulate every ditch and puddle in the nation as a “water source” under the Clean Water Act. Even worse, they want to bypass Congress and sidestep the Supreme Court along the way. If they get away with this scheme, we can expect new layers of red tape and control over people responsibly using their own land. It must be stopped!  Please sign CFACT's petition and together let's tell EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers t...
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by  D M TURNEYJump to last post
01 Jan 2016 12:27 PM
6 Replies and 5473 Views AMRA December Dinner Fundraiser  5473  6 Started by  JNCCLEMENTS@GMAIL.COM Anyone going to go to the December dinner Who will I be able to meet up with
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by  James McgrewJump to last post
11 Nov 2015 12:15 AM
7 Replies and 8839 Views Will our Government Confiscate our Gold, Again?  8839  7 Started by I doubt many of us were alive back in the Roaring 20's and the Great Depression but I am concerned history is repeating itself with our current market situation and our countries overall debt. I am typing this not to be political in the least but to remind people what happened in our past and can happen again. Here is a quote from a article that is worth reading; 'No American president has rivaled Roosevelt in his denunciation of what he called “economic royalists.” He sought to ...
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
21 Oct 2015 11:33 AM
43 Replies and 22939 Views Please sign this petition to save prospecting in Tennessee  22939  43 Started by  Chuck Pharis
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We have a nationwide on-line petition up that we need everyone to sign. You do not have to join this website or make a donation if you do not want to. Just go to this site and sign the petition. Our goal is 1,000. Please help keep small scale prospecting in Tennessee. If you can't get to this site by clicking on the URL, cut and paste it to your browser. Thanks, Chuck Pharis President: Coker Creek Tennessee GPAA chapter.
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by  ROBERT GALYANJump to last post
02 Sep 2015 01:58 PM
3 Replies and 13132 Views Nome Gold Beaches  13132  3 Started by  ColoradoBobert Nome Gold Alaska Corporation a Russian company ....................... Suposedly has leased or Claimed all the (used to be) public beach.. ran every off all campers and beach prospectors BEACH IS CLOSED... What happened to ' claim 60 feet of beach to prospect...     this is news to those of us who have dreamed of Gold Beaches Of NOME....Any info or court case info would help...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
25 Jun 2015 04:17 PM
9 Replies and 10435 Views Several years ago on the old forum  10435  9 Started by  auchuck Several years ago some of the members tried to call attention to a plan to close areas to human entry. They brought up a plan that the UN called Agenda 21. Quite a few of us laughed at them and made fun of them and almost called the paranoid. I have since read this treaty that was signed and is currently being implemented and see these closures as a direct result of this insidious attack on our rights.  I'm not a weird oh. I've been prospecting for 21 years and normally keep my opin...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
11 Jun 2015 04:52 PM
2 Replies and 8445 Views Sugar Pine Mine  8445  2 Started by  Brad Jones Oath Keepers call for investigation into the alleged BLM tactics at Sugar Pine Mine The following is a letter from the Josephine County Oath Keepers to U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon:  May 28, 2015 The Honorable Peter DeFazio, House Representative U.S. House of Representatives 2134 Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 RE: The Sugar Pine Mine and the Bureau of Land Management Dear Congressman DeFazio: As you may be aware, the Oath Keepers of Josephine Co...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
05 Jun 2015 06:03 AM
2 Replies and 9502 Views Why are Mississippi, and Florida in a Mining District?  9502  2 Started by I just read an article about the creation of a Minerals and Mining Advisory Council and referred to the previously created 29 Mining Districts. The only states east of the Mississippi on that list are Mississippi and Florida(). Why don't Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South and North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have a Mining District seat on such a council Florida Okay, maybe because Florida does have some large Limestone and Kaolin deposits it would need a mining ...
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by  ROBERT SCARBOROUGHJump to last post
02 May 2015 09:30 PM
0 Replies and 3035 Views Commercial Gold Mining Shows  3035  0 Started by I wonder what percentage of the eco-nazi anti-recreational prospecting BLM members watch Gold Rush on TV for recreational purposes.
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21 Apr 2015 08:25 AM
1 Replies and 4123 Views N&Vplo7491??????  4123  1 Started by  bugica7 went to my local blm office to find out about an area in the mt.diablo area.turns out all of the claims in that area have become null and void due to N&Vplo7491,tried to google this but came up with a lot of confusing law stats.wondering if someone in the Nevada area might be able to shed some light on thisis this just another strong arm tactic of the government
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
14 Apr 2015 08:15 PM
10 Replies and 10186 Views looking for list of most gold mining friendly states  10186  10 Started by  Gus I'm considering purchasing property in another state.  I live in California and the regulations are so strict here that pretty soon it will be illegal to get out of bed. 'Just too dangerous for people to be up and about bumping into things.  Better for them if we restrict them to their beds'.  I know that is a stretch but that is how it feels when I can't even use a shovel in the creek.  Jerks!  Anyway, I want to get a rental or maybe some land somewhere.  Looking...
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
14 Apr 2015 11:11 AM
23 Replies and 15477 Views End California’s statewide dredging ban  15477  23 Started by  Brad Jones More than 120 miners representing the GPAA, LDMA, SPMA, WMA and PLP showed up at the California Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. on May 1 to show support for Public Lands for the People, which is leading the legal battle to end the statewide ban on small-scale suction dredge mining. After saying in open court that he would make a ruling in two weeks, Judge Gilbert Ochoa instead reserved judgement in a closed-door session with all parties, instead calling for a Mandatory Settlement Conf...
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by  BRANDON JOHNSONJump to last post
09 Feb 2015 02:29 PM
19 Replies and 12332 Views Rinehart letter sample requesting publishing of Decision  12332  19 Started by According to our sources, the more people who express an interest in seeing the Rinehart Decision published, the more likely that it will happen. So we encourage you guys to pass this around far and wide. Here is a barebones sample letter that should be sufficient to meet the requirements of Rule 8.1120. You are encouraged to provide further information in the second paragraph concerning who you are and your interest in the case. You may ...
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
28 Jan 2015 12:35 PM
6 Replies and 6607 Views RNA and BA Mineral Withdrawal 45590  6607  6 Started by The latest attempt at a government land grab. This time it is in our own backyard. There are 9 areas in the Black Hills the Forest Service is going to attempt to close to mining. They are claiming it to be areas of botanical importance, however will still allow special groups like the Black Hills Bicycler Association who are supporting this grab) to use the areas and make trails through it. The Forest Service and their cohorts are again trying to illegally stop us from exercising our congression...
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by  SCOTT REAUMEJump to last post
26 Jan 2015 04:58 PM
7 Replies and 9987 Views 1872 Mining Law under fire again!  9987  7 Started by I am not sure what the mindset of the upper management of GPAA is But I can tell you there is more efforts in the works to stop us from  playing in the dirt and its coming and coming sooner than we think!. What’s the next battle looming on the horizon…for us weekend recreational prospectors that we may have to face in the coming years Well in Washington, D.C. July 10, 2014 - U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (OR-4) and S...
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
23 Jan 2015 11:29 AM
3 Replies and 6742 Views Marathon County WI prospecting bans  6742  3 Started by Marathon county Wisconsin has banned rock and fossil collecting and also prospecting on county controlled land.  Following is a partial transcript of the legislation.   WHEREAS, at it's meeting on October 8, 2014, the Marathon County Environmental Resources Committee reviewed and approved the attached amendments to the ordinances referenced above to prohibit recreational prospecting and other similar activities, such as fossil collecting or collection archeological artifacts, which ca...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
01 Dec 2014 07:42 AM
6 Replies and 6143 Views News from California  6143  6 Started by Hi all, this is from Dave Mack with the New 49's.....    I am very happy to inform you that the Third Appellate Court of California issued a unanimous Decision today confirming our arguments that a State agency does not have the authority to materially interfere with commercial mining programs on the public lands. The Decision reversed Brandon Rinehart's conviction for suction dredging without a permit. In case you are interested, the Decision is right here: http://www.goldg...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
24 Sep 2014 07:39 PM
5 Replies and 4704 Views no more fees  4704  5 Started by I was notified of this from Walt Wegner from PLP. This may seem that it does not effect mining claims but think about this. How is free camping around claims authorized (dispersed camping) this would include mining claims as the multiple use act comes into play. The more control to charge the less freedom we have as they become more responsible for the persons on public lands so they can protect the agency by controlling access. When you charge a fee or someone pays you for something you are ass...
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
17 Sep 2014 07:27 AM
9 Replies and 12245 Views Tenn now, your state next?  12245  9 Started by Hello all GPAA members,  this was posted on the Coker Creek chapter site. East coast prospectors take note, especially the underlined part near the bottom.   To all Recreational Prospectors. The TDEC (The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) has just sent us their final draft of the 2014-15 Recreational Prospecting Permit. The news is not good. Many changes were made from the last draft that we posted and from the way Allen Trotter and I (Chuck Pharis) read it, it l...
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by  JOHN DORVALJump to last post
01 Sep 2014 08:45 AM
2 Replies and 4206 Views Carma can be the mother of all evils!  4206  2 Started by  messdaddy If you go to you can read all about their dilemma. If I were a Yurok Indian, I believe I would prefer to have dredgers and prospectors roaming in my backyard versus the Mexican Cartels M-16s, assault rifles, and booby traps!   Thanks, Irvin
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
01 Aug 2014 11:35 AM
0 Replies and 4101 Views Pendulum may be changing  4101  0 Started by I have seen quite a few orders which could mean a change in the swing of the Pendulum. Whether you agree with the basis of the Supreme Court case or not this does show a change in the tenor of the courts towards Constitutional adherence by the courts. This as a whole is a good sign for individual rights both land and otherwise. One other recent one is the Riley v. California where the 4th amendment was affirmed to include cell phones in regards to even part of a search incident to arrest. Thi...
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01 Jul 2014 07:07 AM
7 Replies and 8010 Views Dredging updates  8010  7 Started by Hello all,  If you are interested in dredging you might like this link. It is the courts online records.   Hopefully this all ends soon............ in our favor of course! Rick
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by  BRAD JONESJump to last post
25 Jun 2014 07:48 PM
0 Replies and 2355 Views MEDIATION  2355  0 Started by I found this article in which one type of mediation is discussed. I found it very interesting and informative. Thought you-all might also given that the courts like to use it as a stay or so it seems. See Attachment.   Mediation_ A Different Kind of Conversation _ Sherry F.pdf
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25 Jun 2014 06:49 AM
1 Replies and 3798 Views PLP East Coast Director?  3798  1 Started by  charlotte49er Anyone know who is the PLP East Coast Director     I pretty sure he resides in Alabama.  I can't seem to locate it on their website.   Thanks, Brian
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
05 May 2014 07:47 AM
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