New Jefferson Mining District Boundary Established

Next JMD meeting is at Pottsville, Merlin, Oregon. Potluck at 6:00 PM, meeting starts at 6:30 PM. See Meetings for details. Next SWOMA Meeting: Next to Josephine County Adult Community, Grants Pass, Oregon, at 3rd and C Streets. Potluck at 6:00 PM, meeting starts at 6:30 PM. See Meetings for details. Anti-Mining Threats! Alert! WE NEED ORGANIZED HELP TO SAVE YOUR CONGRESSIONALLY GRANTED PROPERTIES Contact JMD To Help Us Help You Help EVERYONE.

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Jefferson Mining District Coordination Officers are effectively exposing the Federal and State Government intentions to harm producers and is creating a record of governmental abuses, such as the Sage Grouse science fraud, in preparation to enjoining these unlawful agendas should any plans contrary to the laws of the United States or inconsistent with any lawful requirements be promulgated. Don't rely on others to protect your  property. Step up and take responsibility.

Jefferson Mining District can help.

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Solution Revolution Event - flyer.

UPDATE: Jefferson Mining District Assemblymen, as well, members of the South West Oregon Mining Association attended. Suggestions where provided by Jefferson Mining District Assemblymen orally which were intended to bring the Solution promoted, rather than revolutionary, to being more consistent with the land disposal laws and the obligations of the United States, to private producers, such as is fulfilled in the Mining Law, or in re-instituting the Homestead Act, among other things.


2013 Oregon Legislative Activity of Jefferson Mining District

Website NOTE: JMD is aware that some Oracle Broadcasting audio file links are broken and will be replacing those as soon as possible and as they are found.

Legal News
Putting an end to the EPA's "secret science"
Virtually all EPA regulations have been justified (sic) by nontransparent data and unverifiable claims.

Powder River Basin Coal-Mining Lease Upheld by Court 

We think the BLM acted reasonably by weighing environmental concerns before agreeing to open lands adjacent to Antelope's existing mine near Douglas, Wyoming, the unanimous three-judge panel concluded.

Bullion banks forcing hedging to replenish their gold stocks?
    Could there be hidden agenda behind the latest drive by? "the reports suggest, the bullion banks are now exerting pressure on the basic gold suppliers - the miners - to supply gold directly to them"

Ninth Circuit holds agencies cannot amend rules through court settlements, i.e., "Sue and Settle agreements"

Court finds plaintiffs lack standing to bring climate change claims

Ninth Circuit issues en banc decision holding that Forest Service's decision not to regulate mining triggers ESA section 7 consultation requirements

Ninth Circuit's "federal defendant" intervention rule in NEPA cases finally meets its end: Wilderness Society v. United States Forest Service

Fourth Circuit Finds That Carrying a Firearm in an Open-Carry State Does Not Create Reasonable Suspicion and Provides Thorough Analysis of the "Free to Leave" Standard of Seizure

Extremist Pseudo-Environmental Group Known to Sue and Settle "Wins":

    Three companies granted permits, including Tidewater (above), Freeman Rock and South Coast Lumber Co., will be allowed to continue gravel mining on the Chetco River until a remedy is worked out between government agencies and an environmental group.
    Because the Curry Pilot is such a Special Interest Rag, JMD includes instead the court decision so you can decide why the miners are still mining despite some failures of public participation. The court explains why better than the shills at the Pilot.
    The decision doesn't lead with more than a mention of the "Human Environment" priority, or that discharge into the river does not mean extraction from the river. But it has some interesting things to say, such as little if any harm due to mining. And Status Quo means mining where ever it has been done as in this case.
Sea Shepherd conservation group declared 'pirates' in US court ruling
"The appeals court also sharply criticized judge Richard Jones who presided over the original case.
His decision raises "doubts as to whether he will be perceived as impartial in presiding over this high-profile case", Kozinski wrote."

Federal Court Ruling Condemns NOAA's Salmon Opinion

"In sum, the Fisheries Service's November 2008 BiOp relied on a selection of data, tests, and standards that did not always appear to be logical, obvious, or even rational."

EPA Ex-boss Jackson Caught Breaking Law, Scamming U.S. Taxpayers

"Working with extremist pseudo-environmental groups using a controversial scheme dubbed "sue and settle"."

Pitkin v. Goliath (U.S. Forest Service) I - II {A Way To Open County Roads}
Have You Seen This "ILLEGAL TRAIL" Surveillance Sign? 
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against State on Riverbed Ownership
USFS Steals Miner Dave's Property  
Spectators Locked Out of Miner Dave's Hearing
Agencies Plan Surprise Inspections on Rogue River
Four Ounce Gold Nugget Found near Gold Ray
OSP Senior Trooper Behaving Badly
BLM to Idaho Miner: We Supercede U.S. Constitution
Southern Oregon Miner Killed on Klamath River
USFS to SW Oregon Miner: "If this was any other country, we'd just take you out!" 
USFS Terror: Two Oregon Miners Expose Repressive & Illegal Agency Activity
Hal Anthony on the Public Land vs. Public Domain
Southern Oregon Miner Defeats USFS in Court
Hal Anthony on Mining Districts
Hal Anthony on Granted Mining Rights, mining permits and Coordination
The Mining Law: The Extent of Federal Authority Over Public Domain

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Used to Identify Agencies Harms

Congressman Walden Identifies Harms

Jefferson Mining District Offers Law-based Solutions

Agencies Won't Coordinate, to Evade Law & Duty; Harming People

Benewah County, Idaho, brings to light in a meeting with the USFS Region 1 Forester, Faye Krueger, and IPNF Forest Supervisor, Mary Farnsworth, how the USFS has failed to comply with the laws and ignored the economic situation facing western countryside communities. The USFS callous arrogance is apparent as the USFS continues to endanger the Health, Safety and Welfare, impoverishing the countryside. You can help stop the Bureaucratic Stranglehold.

Stop Travel Management Plans
that are inconsistent with federal or state law.

JMD Can Help You Protect Your Granted Ingress and Egress.

Coordination Information
How to Stop A Bad Land Management Plan
BEFORE it Affects You.

Contact the Jefferson Mining District Recorder
With Your Interest.

Oregon Highway Act of 1901


Here is an example of a successful Coordination Assertion which stopped the Willowa-Whitman Travel Management Plan, TMP.

Wallowa-Whitman Travel Management Plan Stopped in its Tracks:

Listen About The Victory People Stopping Local Federal Oppression; Broadcast Content: Lyrid Shower People Power Drives PolyTics To Town Hall Appealing To Administrative Tyranny Agency Start Over Misappropriation Public Funds The Clock Stops Persistence Prevails Though Battle Will Continue:


Mining Law & Learning Center

Law of Possession of 1865
Mineral Grant of 1866
Placer Act of 1870
Act to Protect the Rights of Miners of 1871
General Mining Act of 1872
Oregon Water Law of 1899
Executive Order 10997

Doctrine & Law of Possessory Actions (22 pgs)
Digest of the Law of Mines & Minerals (1878) (480 pgs)
Manual of American Mining Law as Practiced In The Western States & Territories (1882) 
Mining Rights in the Western States and Territories - 1903 (538 pgs)
Relations of the Government to Mining (Origins of Mining Law) - 1879 (80 pgs)
Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government - 1885 (324 pgs)
Mining Law for the Prospector, Miner & Engineer - 1911 (357 pgs)
Mining Rights on the Public Domain - 1908 (600 pgs)
Land Laws of the Mining Districts - 1884 (67 pgs)
Digest of the Laws of Mines & Minerals (case law) - 1878 (473 pgs)
Ron Gibson's 2008 Letter to Senator Gordon Smith, the Act of 1866



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Public Domain Mining Information & Articles 

The Mineral Resources of Oregon - 1903 (book)
The Mineral Resources of Oregon - 1916 (book)
Geology & Ore Deposits of the Takilma-Waldo, Oregon District - 1933) (book)
Medford, Oregon as a Mining Center - 1912 (book)
Mines of the Riddles Quadrangle, Oregon - 1907 (book)
Mineral Resources of the Grants Pass Quadrangle, Oregon - 1908 (book)
Mineral Resources of South West Oregon - 1914 (book)
Distribution of Placer Gold in the Sixes River, Oregon - 1970 (book)
Oregon Metal Mines Handbook - Josephine County - 1952 (book)
Oregon Metal Mines Handbook - Jackson County - 1943 (book)
Oregon Metal Mines Handbook - Coos, Curry and Douglas County - 1940 (book)
Mining in Josephine County - 1900 (book)
The Rogue River Valley Coal Fields - 1907 (article)
Mining Districts of the United States - 1912 (book)
Northwest Mines Handbook - 1918 (book)
The International Mines Handbook - 1922 (book)
Mining on Althouse Creek - 1935 (series)
The Stampede to Red Dog - 1900 (article)
Platinum in Josephine County - 1903 (article)

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