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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Clay in Forest Service/blm/epa/msha/peta? Holy Cow I Feel For You Guys   
    That's a very considerate post Slatco,  It's nice to hear positive remarks concerning the interface between miners/government.  As Chris said, down here things aren't so equitable.
     
    I'd like to alter the course of environmentalism that has become rooted in our country's agencies.  It seems we're gonna be choked down to nothing before the situation improves.  I seriously doubt that a college graduate who hires on in a mining related agency could be approved for employment without declaring their political bent towards organized environmentalism.
     
    Good luck to you folks up there,  I hope our problems down here don't emigrate north.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Clay in Federal Mining Claims And Water Rights?   
    The either/or definition is ultra important today.  In 1872 our relatives needed to be protected from unreasonable interference by anti-mining factions in America.  Act or law needs to be defined by our highest court.  It isn't a matter of erasing or changing it's meaning when enacted in 1872.......it's about ensuring miners' viability in an ever changing society.  We miners require protection. 
     
     
     
    "Rules, laws and acts are a necessary part of a society. In order to ensure the smooth running of the society, it is important that everyone knows what a person can do and cannot do. It helps everyone be treated as the same under the law. The laws and rules ensure that each individual must follow a set of guidelines and if/she ends up breaking any of those rules they must accept the consequences no matter their social standing or position. Acts and laws are actually more connected and can be considered as the same thing. However, some people may argue that they are different. Acts are what give birth to laws. Confused?"
     
     
     
    We feel that the 1872 Mining Act is at this moment being tested in real time.  The need in 1872 was no less important than now.  The total value of the 1872 act has grown to be the essence of forward thinking.  I can't imagine what our small-scale opportunities will evolve into if we trash the original 1872 act/law.  
     
    I believe miners can prosper if the 1872 protective measures are respected.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Ronald C in Do I Need A Permit For Hand Powered Sleucing In Idaho   
    I believe it's now or never, Jimmy.  Your personal circumstances are above reproach.  Go do your prospecting with confidence.
     
    The ways of the authorities today are way, way over the top.  If you ask them for permission to prospect, you'll be denied.  I know you can stealth your way along while enjoying your claim.
     
    My main point is.....enjoy yourself we may entirely lose the ability to do what you can now still do.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Clay in Using Water In A Nearby Creek?   
    Have you considered being a seasonal miner?
     
    People tend to disagree over water when it's in short supply, as the current CA drought.  At the moment at my home near Redding CA,  we have too much water falling from the sky.  Nobody cares about miners washing gravel in the wet season.  That was always a historical fact concerning placer mining in CA.  
     
    Your claim elevation and access might be beneficial for seasonal work......or maybe not.
     
    I'm very glad to hear your personal views over the Brandon Rinehart Plumas County case.  We share a great respect for miner's constitutional rights.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Clay in Using Water In A Nearby Creek?   
    Have you considered being a seasonal miner?
     
    People tend to disagree over water when it's in short supply, as the current CA drought.  At the moment at my home near Redding CA,  we have too much water falling from the sky.  Nobody cares about miners washing gravel in the wet season.  That was always a historical fact concerning placer mining in CA.  
     
    Your claim elevation and access might be beneficial for seasonal work......or maybe not.
     
    I'm very glad to hear your personal views over the Brandon Rinehart Plumas County case.  We share a great respect for miner's constitutional rights.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Asteroid Miner's Setback   
    http://www.kitco.com/news/2014-10-29/Space-Mining-Company-Loses-Test-Vehicle-In-NASA-Rocket-Explosion.html
     
    Some expensive start-up equipment went bye-bye.  Back to earth and try again.
     
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Clay in $1000 Gold Within A Year?   
    Good one Gary,
     
    Going forward you and I can be on opposite ends of the same teeter-totter.
     
    I gather native gold and hoard it, never sell.  I trade my gold to cover expenses.
     
    I'd never play games with gold like you do.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Gold Seeker in Gold Strike In The Middle East   
    .By Kitco News
    Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:23 AM 
    (Kitco News) - The Dubai municipal government is again encouraging a healthy lifestyle by giving away gold, and now they are targeting families and children.
    Earlier this week the government embarked on its second weight-loss challenge with “Your Child In Gold.” Over the next two months the government will reward people with gold for the weight they lose. The rewards are double for families with children who lose weight.
    Last year the Dubai government launched its initial gold weight-loss program, making headlines across the global. According to media reports, the government gave away almost 17 kilograms (546 ounces) of gold as citizens shed 13,275 kg.
    According to the rules, participants have to lose a minimum of two kg to earn one gram of gold for each kilo of weight lost; however, for families with children who lose the weight, they receive two grams of gold for each kilo.
    "This year, we have given priority for families as they will get double rewards than individual participants when they participate with their family members," Dubai Municipality Director-General Hussain Nasser Lootah said at a press conference on Tuesday. “We need to protect our generation from the negative effects of technology by encouraging them to have a healthy lifestyle and educating the parents about their role in bringing up a healthy generation.”
    Registration for the weight-loss challenge will start on July 15 with the final weigh-in wrapping up on Sept. 15.
    By Neils Christensen of Kitco News; nchristensen@kitco.com
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    Who says the crude oil prices don't affect the gold spot?
    Why heck, even the french-fry cooking-oil affects the gold spot!
    How much gold could a fat-man receive if a fat-man could lose kilograms?
    Imagine the derivatives market when America joins in.
     
     
     
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Got the bug in Don't Accept The Premise   
    The future of gold dredging and small-scale mining in the United States is going to court very soon.  We have an entire nation of people who either don't know or just don't care if we survive.  I believe those of us who do know and care need some support and guidance.  This ain't another pissin' contest between the mining associations of America.  This fight is to preserve our constitutional rights.  Each of us on this great forum stands to lose, and I mean BIG TIME!

     

    Brandon Rinehart and his Father were dredging the family claim in Plumas County on Father's Day 2013.  Brandon went to local court in Quincy shortly thereafter.  The judge fined him and placed him on 3 years probation.  The 3 years probation was wrong, he was only mining his own property.  The family finances have nearly become broken due to the strains of shouldering the load to benefit the rest of us.

     

    One of our living legends, Dave McCraken, authored this report on 2/13/14.

     

    "The main briefs have been filed with the Third Appellate District of California in the Brandon Rinehart case. Many of you will recall that Brandon was cited last year for operating a suction dredge in California without a permit. With financial assistance from PLP and others, Brandon hired our attorney, James Buchal, to defend against the criminal citation.  Brandon’s defense was largely based upon our federal preemption argument in San Bernardino Superior Court that the State does not have the authority to prohibit suction dredging, and that their refusal to issue a permit amounted to a prohibition.  The judge in that case rejected the preemption argument on the presumption that we would appeal to the Appellate Court.

    Now that the Appellate Court will consider federal preemption, we are on a fast track to get this very important issue decided.  James Buchal did afantastic job in presenting opening and closing arguments. I encourage you guys to read them, because they are very enlightening. The State’s argument is basically that congress never meant for the State to be prevented from stopping mining on the public lands.  Anti-mining activists have also weighed in with their own arguments. So that you can more easily follow along in the progress, we have created a special page on our web site that includes all of the important briefs.

    In the event that we win the federal preemption argument, my guess is that suction dredge permits will again immediately be available in California.  This, because a judge will have ruled that we can dredge even if California fails to issue permits. It is impossible to predict how long it will take the Court to issue a Decision. But it is possible it could happen before this next season.  We are providing financial assistance to pursue the preemption argument in the Appellate Court, since that outcome is likely to resolve many of the unsettled matters in San Bernardino Superior Court."

     

    The timeline, legal briefs, and Brandon's words are published on The New 49er's website.
     
    We cannot afford to abandon this case.
     
    PS.
    James Buchal Attorney of Portland OR is currently running for a seat in the United States Congress.  Google his site.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Ronald C in Epa Shuts Down Idaho Rivers To Dredgers   
    Guys,
     
    I'm gonna sound like a broken record player here,
     
    Your rights are only protected by yourself as an individual.  If you don't exercise your rights you will discover that they have been lost.  When your loyalty to an ICL, EPA or whomever it is, causes you to give-up the fight for your rights,  it's over.  That's the basic truth. 
     
    Here in CA we're in court on multiple levels fighting the clean fight,  apparently because we believe the system is still capable of delivering justice.  Our side will be unable to match the financial resources of our opposition.  Our only hope is to receive judgement from an agreeable judge,  I'd rather just flip a coin and trust in luck. 
     
    If you choose to stop gold prospecting because somebody wants you to, thats understandable, but totally unacceptable to me.  I don't fear the law or the good people who enforce unenforceable anti-mining laws.  The media wants action.  Give it to them, stand solid and don't give an inch.  Somebody will get arrested.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Ronald C in Teir.....what?   
    I discovered a new sub-environmental impact report.  "T" designates tribal.
     
    In this instance TRIBAL means Karuk Tribal.  That's right the Happy Camp, CA people who killed dredging in the Golden State.  Every dredger in America has a knowledge of the proceedings and understands the futile status we are in.  Casino cash versus small-scale miners in CA affects ALL gold prospectors.  Dredgers in   Oregon,  Idaho, Washington, Montana and Colorado are simultaneously under attack from the same enemies.   
     
     
    http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/article/20131121/NEWS/131129971
     
     
     
    Please follow your own good judgement and submit your comments in writing before 12/27/13.
    Every dredger I know harbors some deep feelings on this atrocity.  Get it said.
     
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Geophysics   
    "This may seem extreme;"---Geo
     
    Not to me it doesn't.  It makes logistical logic and excellent earning potential.  You'll be more capable to act and help others.
     
    I have a good buddy who flew combat in Nam, he still flies (68 yrs), humanatarian missions worldwide.  The earnings fuel his fun-loving lifestyle.  He only flies, no ownership nor maintanence.  I've enjoyed at least 100 flights with him in the past 40 years.  You can't match the time saveing a helicopter in good hands provides.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Real Money and Paper   
    It's not just investors worrying about a safe haven to park their capital.
     
    I, being a miner, need a safe haven to place my funds too.  I prefer to invest in myself and live within my means.  A working position in a profitable gold mine gives me a place to park my butt.  I've usually been able to live inside of my own bank, business, factory or vehicle. I've enjoyed the benefits of people investing in me, not because of profit potential, but because of my the ability to live right and hunger for freedom.  I guess it's birds of a feather, some have extra money and some have an adventurous spirit.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from John Oates in Headed To A Diferrent Country?   
    "and your young again,even for a second,is worth 100 hours a work to me-addict yes and proud of it-John"
     
     
    Totally understand.  I'm only 66 and need to get back to dredging for gold.  Time's a wastin'. 
     
    For me CA is over and done.  I dredged OR this summer for a total of 15 days, it's over too. 
     
    My own pride caused me to dredge the Klamath for 11 days in August after CDFW shut everybody down.  I suppose I was dareing one of 'em to cite me,  never did though.  I was stared at and photographed, but I was busy being me and ignored 'em.  Sad situation.
     
    I'm heading up north, I'm running away from down here.
     
     
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from John Oates in Headed To A Diferrent Country?   
    "and your young again,even for a second,is worth 100 hours a work to me-addict yes and proud of it-John"
     
     
    Totally understand.  I'm only 66 and need to get back to dredging for gold.  Time's a wastin'. 
     
    For me CA is over and done.  I dredged OR this summer for a total of 15 days, it's over too. 
     
    My own pride caused me to dredge the Klamath for 11 days in August after CDFW shut everybody down.  I suppose I was dareing one of 'em to cite me,  never did though.  I was stared at and photographed, but I was busy being me and ignored 'em.  Sad situation.
     
    I'm heading up north, I'm running away from down here.
     
     
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Ophir Placer Gold Mine - An Example   
    Interesting, I studied sheets 1-A thru 13-A, for a few hours.
     
    I ruled out that feature as being too obvious.  I'm certain that I looked over it several times.  Beaver Creek runs thru it.  Not many mines are shown within it.  Ganes Creek flows N on the eastern edge,  are we thinking the richest ground is east of the Ophir Pluton?
     
    The Ophir tailing piles,  was my assumption close in reference to rock content?
     
    Thanks.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Moore Creek Geology   
    Thanks Geowizard,
     
    The Broken Shovel is NW of the camp at Moore Creek, right?
    Your referenced anomaly is SW of the camp, on your claims?
    Both are on the INF?
     
    Now, You're after the placer source, the lode, and feel that it's the INF.  Makes sense to me.
     
    Can you convey what your generalized plans are for your future efforts at Moore Creek?   http://anchorage.craigslist.org/bfs/4041302231.html
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Moore Creek Geology   
    Say Geowizard,
     
    I'm hooked on this thread. How it relates to Ophir Creek geology is an important study for now. I've been conducting independent study, via internet, and still believe in your approach.  
     
    Do you feel inclined to offer-up some Moore of your knowledge?
     
    Your Ophir pluton and proven intrusive discovery are significant items of interest.
     
    Much appreciated.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Ronald C in Global Politics And Large Scale Placer Mining   
    Very well said, your conclusion is captivating.
     
    Which animal to be?
     
        1. A corporate manipulator of paper power and influence,  one who will work a miner into an early grave?
        2. A miner who is always a miner, no matter which direction the winds blow.
     
    Sorta reminds me of a Neil Young lyric,
         "I've been a miner for a heart of gold"
         "And I'm growin' old."
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Ophir Placer Gold Mine - An Example   
    Sure, but I have to ask,  "Will your assemblage of scientific data find your second intrusive quicker than your own intuition will?"
     
    As a coincidence,  I too would use the metal detectors before the willow branches.
     
    I merely refer to your mind as being your best tool.  The mind is an extension of what the nose knows.  You are no doubt wanting to increase your know-how.  You will strike the second intrusive, if possible, and you have a hunch where it is.
     
    Are you equipped to be a driller?  Or do you plan to hire that out?
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Ophir Placer Gold Mine - An Example   
    That makes good sence.  I apologize for the detour.
     
    Can we hear more of your story?
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Ophir Placer Gold Mine - An Example   
    We're on the same ambition level. 
     
    I believe you should reconsider your reliance upon petrol.  There's got to be a better way.  I think petrol will not provide a self-sustaining future for your profitable gold mine.  It provides for a short term success which will vary with time.  Your profits will not be predictable nor withstand political change.  You hold the gold,  you have the ace in the hole. 
     
    It's a brain teaser for sure,  which are you?
          A.  Sell the discovery and move on.
          B.  Keep the discovery,  sell the gold and expand your mine?
     
    I'm more miner than speculator.  I'm absolutely curious about the undiscovered riches.  I would dig-in and dream for tomorrow.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Ophir Placer Gold Mine - An Example   
    Yeah you're right,  solar powering a viable mine that far north,  has almost NO potential.  I'm certain hydro is not possible either.
     
    What are the down to earth alternatives?  Geo thermal or natural gas?
     
    Your proven skills with interpreting geophysical data and connecting the dots are exemplary.  You're on to something.
     
    Is energy self-sufficiency in your mine's future?
     
    Trading your gold for petrol might become a frustrating cause of financial failure.  Whereas, paying your gold, in dividends, to shareholders of your privately owned utility district could help other miners to become wealthy along with yourself.  While you develop your gold discovery, spend the proceeds to establish the Ophir entire community.  People will join you. 
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Ophir Placer Gold Mine - An Example   
    It's a good read GEO,
     
    What happened in 2013?  Hold on a minute.
     
    What happened in 2011 and 2012?  Your miner and investor moved to richer ground?  HU? Tell the whole story.
     
    Your buyer was underwhelmed?  Lack of gold?  HU?
     
    This is a human interest story with your gold seeking adventures as a great backdrop.  Well done!
     
    There's gonna be a golden moral to this tale.
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    Rod Seiad got a reaction from Geowizard in Ophir Placer Gold Mine - An Example   
    Thank you,
     
     "The human element had to be removed from the equation. Even my own attitude which from a personal perspective included a full recognition of the probability of failure tormented me with every step I took."
     
    Stayin' alive, keepin' the dream on course, weedin' out the faint hearted. 
     
    You are the mine and the mine lives through you.
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