The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations to add provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from the operation of the public land laws, by publication of a Federal Register notice, public lands included in a pending wind or solar energy generation right-of-way (ROW) application, and public lands that the BLM identifies for potential future wind or solar energy generation right-of-way applications under applicable legal requirements. The purpose of such segregation is to promote the orderly administration of the public lands. Lands segregated under this rule will not be subject to appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law of 1872 (Mining Law), for up to two years from the date of publication of notice under this rule, subject to valid existing rights, but would remain open under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) and the Materials Act of 1947 (Materials Act).
Scientists accidentally discover a new way to isolate gold that is much safer than existing processes, which use toxic cyanide.
Gold, precious forever but especially lately, is a tricky metal. Bound up in consumer electronics, jewelry and the ores that it comes from, gold is difficult to extract, and most modern processes do it with a highly toxic combination of cyanide salts. The cyanide leaches the gold out, but the cyanide can seep into the ground, causing environmental problems and posing threats to human health.
Researchers at Northwestern University recently stumbled upon a solution that uses cornstarch instead. It involves some complex chemistry, but it’s cheap, biologically friendly and nasty-ingredient-free.
We have just recently added the Shamrock Mining Claim in Yuma, Arizona to our store. This claim covers two mines, one of which is a collared shaft that descends over 150 feet. The site boasts over 500 cubic yards of tailings. Copper is prevalent in the walls, along with some rich, dark iron ore.
After the recent dip in gold prices Peter Grandich - Financial Adviser and Market Analyst renowned for his ability to interpret and forecast financial happenings - predicts gold prices will rise again, hitting the 2,000/oz mark before the end of 2013. In an interview with the Gold Report Peter says the storm has past and now we will see the gold market gain momentum between now and the end of the year.
Steven Cyros, known on eBay as MREdepot, has long been known in the mining circles as a scam artist and a fraud. Selling unstaked claims, filing on patent land and purposefully misleading the uninformed buyers. This week there was a new low hit as Mr. Cyros launched the latest attempt to defraud his customers by creating a website that bears a striking resemblance to the National Bureau of Mines.