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The 1872 mining law

Marc Humphries

The 1872 mining law

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public lands -- United States,
  • Mining law -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMarc Humphries.
    SeriesCRS issue brief -- IB89130e., Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 2001, 01-IB-89130e.
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination[10] p.
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16348814M
    OCLC/WorldCa52298406

    State law professor John Leshy provides a clear road map showing the various routes that begin with the Mining Act of and lead to the very different Mining Act of in As Leshy so clearly points out, the old Act is a hoary beast, vaguely constrained over its year life by inadequate government regulations, transformed by.


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The Mining Law of saw the miners of the California Gold Rush in as representative of what mining was like more or less in the wide open spaces of the Western prairies and mountains. Mindful of the growth of a region following an appreciable discovery of a valuable metal as well as the wealth the metal and related economic activity Cited by: 2.

"The Mining The 1872 mining law book of is a characteristic Gordon Bakken book: no fancy theory, no speculation beyond the evidence, just a straightforward and thoroughly researched account of an interesting topic in western legal history." -- California Legal History/5(4).

The Mining Law, which governs the transfer of rights to mine gold, silver, copper, uranium and other hardrock minerals from federal lands, is the subject of continuing and sometimes rancorous controversy. Led by environmental activists who are antagonistic to the Mining Law, critics are trying to.

The General Mining Act ofwhich declared all valuable mineral deposits on public lands to be free and open to exploration and purchase, has had a controversial impact on the western environment as, under the protection of federal law, various twentieth-century entrepreneurs have manipulated it in order to dump waste, cut timber, create Cited by: 7.

The Mining Law of book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. History has left us a classic image of western mining in the grizzl /5. A law passed to settle the West.

The Mining Law was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It was passed to promote the development and settlement of publicly-owned lands in the western United States.

A law that rips off taxpayers. The Mining Law directly subsidizes extraction by allowing mining interests to —. An amendment to the National Mining Law addressed placer miners, giving them an opportunity to purchase land they worked. Senator Aaron Sargent of California drafted a major amendment to the law inand again Stewart directed its progress through Congress.

The new amendment attempted to correct several vague points in the law. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mining Law of Washington, D.C.: National Legal Center for the Public Interest, (OCoLC) " The Mining Law of is a characteristic Gordon Bakken book: no fancy theory, no speculation beyond the evidence, just a straightforward and thoroughly researched account of an interesting topic in western legal history."—California Legal History.

The Mining Law of gives motivation to analyze information and is also useful when criticizing plots; or it is a well-written section if the character is properly designed, if the narrative sounds innocent, etc. If you ever have the opportunity to discuss the book with others, you will be able to clearly tell their views, as you have taken.

The General Mining Law of regulates the mining of certain mineral resources on federal public domain lands. The law permits individuals and corporations to prospect on public domain lands and to stake claims on mineral discoveries they make. The 42nd United States Congress passed the legislation in April and President Ulysses S.

Grant (R) signed it into law the next month. Mining Law of Location of mining claims under the Mining Law of30 U.S.C. §§is a self-initiation system under which a person physically stakes an unpatented mining claim on public land that is open to location, posts a location notice and monuments the boundaries of the claim in compliance with federal laws and regulations.

To get the mining rights for that land, you have to follow America's mining law, which dates back to Julia Simon of our Planet Money podcast went out West to learn how the law works.

Reform the mining law. SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD. Published pm PDT, Saturday, J There can be little dispute about the stark facts of. In theory, any law -- or individual provisions within any law -- passed by Congress should be classifiable into one or more slots in the framework of the Code.

On the other hand, legislation often contains bundles of topically unrelated provisions that collectively respond to a particular public need or problem.

Description: Originally published inJohn D. Leshy presents this scholarly study of the Mining Law as a legal treatise and history of mining in the West from the point of view of mineral exploration and production. This mining law governed the United States mining practice yet had never been changed.

The federal law governing locatable minerals is the Mining Law of ( ), which declared all valuable mineral deposits in land belonging to the United States to be free and open to exploration and purchase.

This law provides citizens of the United States the opportunity to explore for, discover, and purchase certain valuable. The mining law of past, politics, and prospects. [Gordon Morris Bakken] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Morris Bakken.

Modernizing the mining law of -- Environmental law in the Age of Aquarius -- A frontal attack on the mining law of -- The continuing attack on the mining law of The claims had been located under the Mining Law, as amended by the Building Stone Act.

The Board's decision would have been unremarkable except that it overruled a decision which had invalidated the mining claims on grounds that the value of the lands in question for environmental and aesthetic preservation purposes outweighed.

Mining Law of 5. The^ Mining Law, embellished by a host of judicial opinions, statutory exceptions, administra­ tive regulations and decisions, and supplemented by state law, is the present location system.

(a) The location system is the chief means today for acquiring mining rights in Author: Loren Mall. Although the sale of federal mining land for $ per acre is the main criticism of the Mining Law, other matters have angered would‐ be reformers.

Critics decry private speculation that. Some say that the General Mining Law of is antiquated, but curiously, they don’t feel the same way about another law of which established Yellowstone National Park.

The General Mining Law of is not antiquated, but its roots are ancient, stemming from Greek and Roman law, and continued in English and Spanish law. The Mining Law of incorporated those local rules as the basis for federal law.

Bakken provides valuable accounts of early mining claims and the experiences of miners at major areas, such as Bode, California, Virginia City, Nevada, and Butte, Montana.

The General Mining Act of is an antiquated law that governs mining industry operations on public lands, despite advances in knowledge and technology that should long ago have led to a change in the way mines are opened and operated.

A lot has changed since this law was passed years ago. In that time, countless discoveries and advancements have kept our country in the forefront of. The Mining Law has never been changed to reflect modern mining technologies or newer social values that question whether mineral extraction is the best use of the land and its resources.

From its enactment, the Mining Law's inadequacies have given rise to illegal abuse, litigation, and patchwork regulation by federal agencies and judge-made by: With U.S.

mining governed by law, reforms are long overdue Originally published Ma at pm Updated Ma at am Corrected. Mining Law of The General Mining Law of was enacted to promote the exploration and development of domestic mineral resources, primarily in the West.

The law permits U.S. citizens to freely prospect for hard rock minerals, such as copper and gold, on federal lands not closed to or withdrawn from mining. Once a deposit is discovered, the prospector can stake a claim for ownership of. Firstly, the article states that: "All citizens of the United States of America 18 years or older have the right under the mining law to locate a lode (hard rock) or placer (gravel) mining claim on federal lands open to mineral entry." That is not accurate at all.

For starters, aliens which have declared their intention to become citizens. The Enduring Vitality of the General Mining Law of Mark Squillace. Editor's Summary: Perhaps no law in the federal natural resources arsenal has engendered more long-term controversy, while nonetheless maintaining its original structure and premise, than the Mining Law of   "The Mining Law of played a role in the development of the West," Representative Rahall, chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, said in introducing his bill last week.

The Mining Law: Historical Origins of the Discovery Rule Under the General Mining Law of ,1 a prospector may purchase title in fee simple to unappropriated federal land for a nominal charge if he discovers a "valuable deposit" of minerals.2 Since the General Cited by: 3.

The General Mining Act ofwhich declared all valuable mineral deposits on public lands to be free and open to exploration and purchase, has had a controversial impact on the western environment as, under the protection of federal law, various twentieth-century entrepreneurs have manipulated it in order to dump waste, cut timber, create Price: $ Congress kept tinkering with mining law in committee inand in the mining bill was on the floor.

There were numerous inconsis-tencies and omissions in the and legislation. ne California o senator characterized the law as “a bill to promote litigation, createCited by: 7. The primary U.S. law governing mining, the General Mining Law ofwas passed during the pick-and-shovel era to encourage economic growth; however, modern mining processes are massive in.

In the years since the mining law was passed, Congress has passed other laws governing oil wells and coal mines--the law was written before many people realized oil was worth pumping out. Enforcement and Compliance at Federal Facilities Definition of Federal Facilities In general federal facilities are defined as buildings, installations, structures, land, public works, equipment, aircraft, vessels, other vehicles, and property, owned, constructed or manufactured for leasing to the Federal government.

As tonight’s edition of “Frontline” explains, Mr. Babbitt’s hand was forced by an law that entitles mining interests to buy public land cheap and exploit it.

The claim-patent system serves as the basis for hardrock mineral exploration and related land ownership on federal lands. Enacted as part of the General Mining Law, this system was designed to spur economic development in the western U.S.

by ensuring open access to persons and corporations who wished to prospect for minerals on public lands. The Mining Law of Past, Politics, and Prospects eBook: Gordon Morris Bakken: : Kindle Store/5(3). Originally published inJohn D.

Leshy presents this scholarly study of the Mining Law as a legal treatise and history of mining in the West from the point of view of mineral exploration and production. This mining law governed the United States mining practice yet had never been changed. The Mining Law attempts to highlight the role of policy and government as well as the.

The General Mining Act ofwhich declared all valuable mineral deposits on public lands to be free and open to exploration and purchase, has had a controversial impact on the western environment as, under the protection of federal law, various twentieth-century entrepreneurs have manipulated it in order to dump waste, cut timber, create Brand: University of New Mexico Press.

Major re-writes evolved and strengthened the law in and Let's bring in a fourth 's president and two laws he signed in Ulysses S. Grant gave us the statute now known as the Mining Law, which allows leasing of some public lands for mining for as little as $5 an acre.

Chris, The Savings Clause is where it is stated the General Mining Laws are replaced by this bill. The General Mining Law is the Mining Law. The language is very ambiguous, but that is the way I read it.

Also, this bill changes the definitions of several key terms/words.