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Last Post 19 Jul 2021 10:08 AM by  Myrton Woolen
Non members camping on claim/ no markers on migg1-4
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SCOTT REAUME
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17 Jul 2021 07:56 PM
    Today I went to the Migg1-4 near Rochford SD. I couldn't even pull in to the parking area. there were out of state 6 big (I mean big) 5th wheelers + trucks taking up the the area. All out of state and not GPAA. Now as far I know National forest rules allow camping for a few days on public which technically this is. The gentleman I spoke with stated a GPAA member told them they couldn't camp there due to it being a claim. I myself lean toward the national forest rules. Anyway just asking on a clarification on this. We had good chat I gave the group a tour of the claim, gave a lesson on our geology features and taught some of the how to pan found a little color. Hopefully some new members in the future.

    We do get a lot of people camping on the claims, the husker, eagle eye, and migg1-4 and even the mary-ann. Some guidance for members so cant keep it pleasant for all. Migg1-4 has no claim markers on it, last yr it did.

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    Tad Hamilton
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    17 Jul 2021 08:41 PM
    From what you wrote they can stay up to 14 days on the claim as long as they are not doing any mining or rock collecting
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    17 Jul 2021 09:25 PM
    Scott,. Tad is correct. A mining claim only gives exclusive rights to the minerals. All other uses such as hunting, fishing, hiking, etc are allowed.

    If it's a patented claim, then it is private property, just like a lot and house in town. Most all claims available to members are just standard mining claims.

    Claim markers can disappear overnight unless hung out of reach. Up to the claim owner to keep up with signage according to regulations. But some live far enough away, that it's not convenient to get there often.
    SCOTT REAUME
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    17 Jul 2021 11:01 PM
    That's basically what i told them. You can pick flowers, fish look at the trees, just leave the rocks alone. Just another member prior to me told they had to leave I knew that wasn't right , just didn't know how many days allowed to camp.
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    18 Jul 2021 11:22 AM
    I have a few claims, and when I see people camped, I stop by, introduce myself, (checking for mining gear), and let them know they are not allowed to mine or prospect. Had one gal look me, about to cry, asking if they had to leave. Told her no, I can't do that. Just please watch your fire, make sure it's dead out, and take your trash and stuff.

    Came back up mid week, and the campsite looked better than ever.
    Myrton Woolen
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    19 Jul 2021 10:08 AM
    i would love to move to s.d to live their year around i can live in the winter but i cannot live with high temp ;i moved to new mexico 6 years ago i love the winters here but hate the summer time heat ;any body want to rent a spot year around to old man and his cat that dont cost a lot of money n
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