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  • Miners drop 490,000 claims to avoid fees

    A mining reform implemented by Congress and enforced by the BLM causes miners to abandon 50 percent of their claims.

  • 1872 Mining Law comes calling on Sun Valley

    The possibility of a new gold mine near Sun Valley ski area in Idaho causes a controversy over land use priorities.

  • The public process

    Congress will select a conference committee to negotiate a compromise mining bill.

  • The vagaries of western mine reclamation

    A "Review of Hardrock Mine Reclamation Practices in Western States' by Ann Kersten and Susan Lynn provides technical background for mining law reform.

  • Lighthawk patrols mining

    The environmental air-force, Lighthawk, is available to fly journalists, activists and politicians over mines to rally support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.

  • How to break the impasse over mining reform

    Miner John Livermore and Sierra Club mining expert Glenn Miller draft a compromise bill for mining reform.

  • Mining reform may hit paydirt in 1993

    Mining reform legislation which could overturn the 1872 Mining Law is introduced in Congress.

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