Austrailian prospector finds $110K gold nugget

A massive gold nugget worth at least $110,000 has been uncovered by a prospector in remote Western Australia.

A retired man has found a massive gold nugget worth at least $110,000 while prospecting in a remote part of WA's northern Goldfields.

The retired man, who doesn't wish to be named to protect his identity, says he's been combing the same patch in the northern Goldfields with a metal detector for years, but struck it lucky with better technology.

"When I had finished digging it out, I just thought 'Oh my god'," he said of the find, a 3.23kg specimen containing 68 troy ounces or 2.11kg of gold.

"It was pretty deep at about 800mm in clay soil so it took more than two hours of careful digging to get it out."


General Guidelines for Your Annual 2018 Mining Claims Filings

by Ruby Miner

Anyone who has any ACTIVE lode claims, placer claims, mill sites or tunnel sites on file with the BLM who wants to keep those claims after August 31, 2018.

You may be required to file and/or record one or more of these documents.

Small Miners Waiver
Annual Maintenance Fee
Affidavit of Assessment Work
Intention to Hold

Small Miners
If you and ALL related parties control 10 or fewer mining claims, you may file a Small Miners Waiver and waive the 2019 Annual Maintenance Fee. This must be done on or before August 31, 2018.

If you filed a Small Miners Waiver in 2017, you must also record an Affidavit of Assessment Work into the County Recorder's office in the county where the claim is located AND file a copy with the BLM on or before December 30, 2018

If you have Mill Sites and/or Tunnel Sites they do not require assessment work. You will need to record an Intention to Hold with the appropriate County Recorder AND file a copy with the BLM on or before December 30, 2018.

Other Miners
All other claim holders must pay an Annual Maintenance Fee with the BLM of $155 for each Lode Claim, Mill Site and Tunnel Site. For each Placer Claim you must pay $155 for each 20 acres and portion thereof. For example; a placer claim that is the size of a standard lode claim (600 ft x 1500 ft) is 20.66 acres and will require a payment of $310.

AMRA Idaho Dredge Update

Yesterday little brown envelopes were placed on several of our vehicles. In those were several things.
1) a “warning notice” from the LEO stating we were dredging without a PoO and which, he said days earlier this document (should we be given one) was only that we agreed to disagree, it was only for documentation.
2) a “notice of non-compliance” stating the same thing.
3) an “incident report” which states again, the same thing, but this time it was only handed out to the AMRA dredges (3) on the river, not to the other miners and it states on this document that it is a “misdemeanor” instead of the citation (like a parking ticket) stated in their own governing documents and as per their own LEO Brooks Beegle.
4) a PoO form to fill out to “come into compliance”.
It is quite interesting that the level of alleged offense was escalated to a misdemeanor and only given to AMRA. Seems a bit … how do we say it….discriminatory and harassing? I’ve now missed three full days of mining, and when you average ounces per day, it adds up pretty fast the losses you incur for this material interference.
They are giving us until noon tomorrow to remove our dredges and stop all operations or face potential arrest and now criminal citations.

WEPC General Meeting

WEPC General Meeting Tuesday 5-1-18 at 7:30 PM, at the Norco Lions Club.  Don't forget your Member Badge.  WEPC will be accepting more nominations for Officers and Board of Directors members at the meeting.  To qualify for these positions,  you must be a member in good standing for at least one year.  


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