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California Mining & Minerals Bureau of Land Management

The California gold rush of the 1800s continues today with small miners mining for gold and silver in more than 5,000 mining claims and where rockhounders search for rocks, minerals, and gemstones on public lands. Mining Law of 1872 The federal law governing locatable minerals is the Mining Law of 1872 (May 10, 1872), which declared all

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Panning for Gold Free in California

California Gold Country is a region of the State where gold was discovered in the mid-1800's. That gold discovery was largely responsible for California's rapid growth and influx of immigrants from around the world. Under the Mining Law, the claim holder has exclusive rights to valuable minerals which may be found on the claim. Currently

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Gold Panning California State Parks

Gold panning is allowed during park hours on the east side of the river across Mount Murphy Bridge. Hands and Pans only! No other mining equipment is allowed to protect historic resources in the park. Park visitors will need to provide their own pan from home, or pans can purchased in the Gold Rush Mercantile in the museum building.

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New law protects CA rivers from gold mining Klamath

Oct 09, 2015· Today California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 637 to protect California’s water supplies, wildlife and cultural resources from the damaging effects of destructive hobby gold mining. The new law requires that all small-scale miners using motorized suction pumps obtain a Clean Water Act Permit from the State Water Resources

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Statutes and Regulations California Department of

Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA) SMARA Statutes and R egulations (PDF) Ongoing Rulemaking Under this Act, Public Resources Code Sections 2710 et seq. and its regulations at 14 California Code of Regulations Section 3500 et seq., the Board provides a comprehensive surface mining and reclamation policy to assure that adverse environmental impacts are minimized and

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Panning for Gold Free in California

California Gold Country is a region of the State where gold was discovered in the mid-1800's. That gold discovery was largely responsible for California's rapid growth and influx of immigrants from around the world. Under the Mining Law, the claim holder has exclusive rights to valuable minerals which may be found on the claim. Currently

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California Gold

Gold State Icon California State Mineral State legislation signed on April 23, 1965 designated native gold as California's official state mineral. At the signing ceremony, Governor Edmund G. Brown said, "selection of gold as our state mineral is acknowledgement of the intimate part it has played in the history of our people and of the fact that mining is a major California economic activity."

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California's First Environmental Law

One of the first environmental laws in the United States was passed in 1884 after California gold seekers water-blasted entire mountains searching for the prized metal. During the Gold Rush era, the first Forty-Niners looked for surface gold in riverbeds using pans and improvised wooden devices called sluices or rocker boxes.

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New law protects CA rivers from gold mining Klamath

Oct 09, 2015· Today California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 637 to protect California’s water supplies, wildlife and cultural resources from the damaging effects of destructive hobby gold mining. The new law requires that all small-scale miners using motorized suction pumps obtain a Clean Water Act Permit from the State Water Resources

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Metal Detecting in CALIFORNIA (Laws, Beaches, Gold & More..)

Digging into the surface or removing any rocks/minerals from any part of a mining claim is strictly prohibited in California. Laws of National Parks: As per the Code of Federal Regulations 36 CFR 3.1(a)(7), the use of a detectors in a national park is illegal. This law is not only applicable in California but all across the country as well.

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I'm Looking for Places to Go Gold Panning in California

Jan 20, 2018· Gold panning is legal in most rivers and streams running through state and national parks in California, but your luck will be best if you head to regions where gold

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