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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   •   Views: (6853)

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   •   Views: (7698)

Summary of the findings in the California Supreme Court Ruling of People vs. Rinehart

Summary of the findings in the California Supreme Court Ruling of People vs. Rinehart

A summary of the history, the arguments, the facts and citations of the decision published by the California Supreme Court concerning suction dredge mining within the state by GPAA President - Brandon Johnson

Tuesday, August 23, 2016   •   Views: (16844)

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   •   Views: (15592)

Prospecting provides peace of mind

Prospecting provides peace of mind

Wounded vets enjoy golden escape into the desert

 A caravan of wounded military veterans and their families ventured out to the Arizona desert in the spring to learn the fine art of gold prospecting.

The Gold Prospectors Association of Phoenix, a local chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, hosted the April 9 outing in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016   •   Views: (3999)

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