Here is a message from First Class Miners that is important to all prospectors. Please read the email and add a comment on the nps.gov webpage. I have opened up comments on this post(click Read More).
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Map package and interactive map for our new 160 acre claim "Cholla" (pronounced "choya") has been added to the site.
To view the map you will need to log in with your member account.
Today we lost 1.8 million acres. The solid red area is 3 new National Monuments signed into law by executive order. Bypassing the meesly 7% support in congress, it was made law under the Antiquities Act.
No prospecting at all. Can't even pick up a rock.
Below is with the current Wilderness areas in green. At least you can prospect, but no vehicles, motorized equipment or metal detectors in Wilderness areas.
Judge Ochoa Stays CEQA Ruling in Remarkable Court Proceeding
In San Bernardino Superior Court, Judge Gilbert Ochoa candidly admitted that the mining community is being denied justice in his own courtroom by deferring a decision on the CEQA case. In what amounts to a judicial olé, Judge Ochoa is kicking the can down the road until the California Supreme Court rules on the Brandon Rinehart case.
Comments from Attorney James Buchal:
This morning was the scheduled time for Judge Ochoa to hear and rule upon CEQA and Administrative Procedure Act challenges to the Department’s FSEIR on suction dredging, as well as the time set for a hearing on a motion for summary judgment (and the Department’s counter-motion for judgment on the pleadings) concerning the question whether AB 120 and SB 1018 were unconstitutional for violation of the “one subject” rule in the California Constitution.
Mining Supplies and Rock Shop under new owners Cyndy Mandell and Lois Papner
Grand Opening Saturday, February 6th, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Mining Supplies and Rock Shop
9565 "C" Ave. Ste, K North of Main in Hesperia
Note: They are offering any club members 10% off.
Visit their website for more information.