Protestors Take Up For Miners In Dispute With BLM

Some local constitutional activists have gathered in southern Oregon to support gold miners in a dispute with the federal government.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier ( ) reports about a dozen people, some dressed in military gear and carrying guns, were milling about a rural property outside Grants Pass on Monday.

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Southern Oregon Gold Miner Fined

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th January Newsmining
A federal magistrate in Medford has recommended a gold miner pay nearly $200,000 in fines and attorney's fees and stop working his claim on a Southern Oregon salmon stream. Donald Bean of Central Point told the Mail Tribune that he expected the finding filed this week in U.S.Read More »

Mining Company Denied Permit for Water from Grave Creek

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th October NewsGrave Creekmining
The state of Oregon has denied a water permit for an Australian mining company that wants to develop a gravel pit along a tributary of the Rogue River. The Oregon Department of Water Resources says there is already too much water being taken out of Grave Creek, which flows into the Rogue at the start of the section that is one of Oregon's most popular whitewater runs. Water rightRead More »

Southern Oregon Man Convicted Again For Illegal Mine Claim

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th October Newsland usemining
A 52-year-old gold miner has been convicted of living illegally on his mining claim on a national forest in Southern Oregon. David Duane Everist was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail. He had been convicted of illegally living on his Twin Cedars mining claim on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and mining a streambed without filing a plan of operations with the U.S.Read More »


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