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by Mythicalminer
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Legal Fund Auctions & Resource Forum
Topic: BOHMKER v OREGON (SB-3): PETITION FILED IN U.S. SUPREME COURT
Replies: 0
Views: 581

BOHMKER v OREGON (SB-3): PETITION FILED IN U.S. SUPREME COURT

On January 22, 2018, a Petition for Review was filed on behalf of the Waldo & Galice Mining Districts of SW Oregon (i.e.; the clients) for a coalition of various Oregon-based mining organizations and individuals (Plaintiffs) requesting that the High Court overturn the September 12, 2018 Ruling by th...
by Mythicalminer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Legal Fund Auctions & Resource Forum
Topic: The Battle in Oregon - Update
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: The Battle in Oregon - Update

Oregon 101: Not sure what you mean by "Tromel material from a water bank ". If you mean from right at the water's edge, that's frowned on even if all processing is done onshore with holding ponds... as it supposedly de-stabilizes the banks. If you mean trommeling material far enough away from the wa...
by Mythicalminer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Hello from Oregon here
Replies: 12
Views: 2706

Re: Hello from Oregon here

Generally speaking, in Oregon: You ARE allowed to dig, (move rocks, etc.) material that is underwater at the time you are digging... and pan or sluice that material in the same stream. IF you are in a stream not closed by SB 3 to motorized mining then you may also dredge, powersluice, etc. (with now...
by Mythicalminer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Legal Fund Auctions & Resource Forum
Topic: The Battle in Oregon - Update
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: The Battle in Oregon - Update

OREGON UPDATE: This last week was spent going through 3 drafts of the Petition to SCOTUS... which will go to the printer Monday, Jan. 14 (petitions to SCOTUS have to be printed as a book). Our Petition looks great, if this doesn't get their attention (and a hearing), then there is no justice or rule...
by Mythicalminer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Hello from Oregon here
Replies: 12
Views: 2706

Re: Hello from Oregon here

oopps, forgot to add.... Oregon DEQ says you need a "600" permit for processing material onshore (i.e.; panning in a tub). The permit used to be free.... however, Governor Brown stopped the funding for these permits so new ones are not available at this time. Also, the Oregon Water Board says you ne...
by Mythicalminer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Hello from Oregon here
Replies: 12
Views: 2706

Re: Hello from Oregon here

Sorry you are in Portland... but won't hold it against you! As far as "panning" in Oregon goes, no permit is needed, and you can pan anytime of the year. However, DEQ says you are not allowed to pan material taken from onshore in an active waterway, as doing so "adds" material to the water. You can ...
by Mythicalminer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Legal Fund Auctions & Resource Forum
Topic: The Battle in Oregon - Update
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

The Battle in Oregon - Update

A RAY OF HOPE FOR THE NEW YEAR: For those that don't know, in 2014 Oregon followed California's lead to stop suction dredge (and other) mining (by passing Senate Bill 838 (SB 838)), which called for a 5 year Moratorium starting Jan. 2016 on the use of "all motorized placer mining equipment" used "i...