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Last Post 03 May 2021 07:38 PM by  ARTHUR WAUGH
oregon laws
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ed doane
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01 May 2021 08:50 PM
    just need someone who knows for sure if i can legally high bank in oregon. To old to be bent over panning any more.
    thanks
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    02 May 2021 09:34 PM
    Ed- as long as you have some kind of settling pond, or are far enough away from the waterway so that no turbid water enters the stream or water, you should be okay. IIRC, there is a set back provision on ESH waters, I want to say 300 ft, but not sure.

    That being said, Oregon DEQ requires the 600 permit, which is the one they use for highbankers. Problem is, none are being issued at this time. They are rewriting it, and have been for the past several years, with no date forthcoming. Existing 600's are grandfathered in, and you can buy and transfer them.

    If you do highbank, and no turbidity is evident, chances are you won't be bothered. I've seen several small bankers operating, and know the people. They can't get the permit. If asked they tell them about the catch 22.... Got to have, want to get, can't because not issuing. No tickets yet.

    You're probably going to get into water right issues for pumping from a waterway if they want to push it.

    End game is to eliminate all mining/prospecting in the state, then get the pan off the state flag.
    ed doane
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    03 May 2021 11:30 AM
    Thanks Arthur was nice that you got back with me, i had been reading forum posts and had alot of info from you on it but this really cleared it up for me. Now here is another question. i found an old tunnel site, its a gravel deposit on the side of a mountain lays on a bedrock shelf, is it going to be considered a placer or a lode deposit? also apperantly has never been recorded as a claim, cant find any paper work on it or in county records. Thanks again for the advice.
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    03 May 2021 07:38 PM
    That would probably be classified as a lode claim. Is the gravel pile looking like the material dug out making the adit?

    Might take some samples from it, crush and pan to see what's up.
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