Eastern Oregon Mining Association
Eastern Oregon Mining Association
Serving the mineral industries
Featured Article · All Articles · Rants & Raves · EOMA Newsletters

« Previous Page :: EOMA » Newsletters » Newsletter NEWS2BD8

- Eastern Oregon Mining Association
- 20120613

JUNE 2012 Newsletter
Volume 273

President..........................Maureen Anderson...............................541-786-3983 Executive Director..........Chuck Chase......541-523-3285….Fax 541-523-3285 Director of Governmental Affairs…...Terry Drever Gee ............. 541-523-6228 Editors....Chuck Chase 541-523-3285 ...and… Jan Alexander....541-446-3413
Mineral Policy Director...................................Jan Alexander........541-446-3413
EOMA INTERNET ADDRESS: http://www.h2oaccess.com/

The meetings are held on the first Friday of the month. The next meeting is Friday, June 1st at the Baker City Hall. The building is located at 1st and Auburn Streets in Baker City. The Board meeting starts at 6:00PM, and the general meeting starts at 6:30pm.


Be thinking about how you can help. We need volunteers to run the booth and talk to the public about mining on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We also need someone with a trailer to haul the rock for the hand steeling contest. Set up is on the 19th. Call Chuck Chase at 541-523-3285

Silent Auction- This is one of our big money makers and we need all kinds of donations-antiques, mining equipment, tools, mineral specimens, gold, or whatever you can donate. Call Chuck Chase at 541-523-3285 to arrange a drop-off of items at 740 Valley in Baker City.
Gold Panning for Kids- With the rise in gold prices, it is getting harder to fund this event. Does anyone have some small-size placer gold to donate? We could also use some garnets. Panning is free for the kids, and they get to keep the gold and garnets they find.

Well, all...I wish that I could say that the work being done by the FS is coming along nicely, but alas...it appears that the EIS for the North Fork Burnt River will end up being delayed an additional mining season. With a study completion date now of May 2012, followed by the mandatory 45 day appeal period and then another 45 days of appeal response AND when you consider that as of today the decision has NOT YET been released...I can only assume that NOTHING will be completed prior to the end of the 2012 mining season. It seems rather strange that with the continual arguments of their lack of time, staffing, and funding...they have still found the time to work on the TMP. The good news is that the public is more aware than ever before as to the tactics being used by the liberals within the Federal government and their agencies to deny the average citizens of what truly BELONGS to them!!
I encourage each and every one of you, if you are not already involved in the fight...become involved!! If you are involved, PLEASE stay engaged. Call and write your County Commissioners, Congressmen and Senators! Let them know that we will not go down without a fight and we expect them to fight by our sides!
I recently read Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s “Vision Statement” for the Forest Service. Vilsack wants (1) rural wealth through recreation and green jobs (2) production of wood products (not logging) and energy (not mining of locatable minerals) and (3) he intends to protect and preserve the forests as “National Treasures”. Protection and preservation of the forests and water resources are at the top of his list.
Vilsack talks about threats to the forests, such as climate change, catastrophic fires, disease and pests. He wants to control and preserve both Federal forests and private woodlands. In his vision statement he says, “Restoration will also include efforts to improve or decommission roads”. In addition, he is adamant that more areas of the Forest will be wilderness, stating, “if the courts remain conflicted or if it’s not possible to protect roadless areas through the courts, we will initiate a new rule-making process to do so”.
The meeting was held in the Geiser Grand Hotel Conference Room here in Baker City on the 12th of May. Since the EOMA Governmental Affairs Director was visiting her children in California, several EOMA members elected to attend. The agenda was varied, covering much of the upcoming agenda for the Forest and BLM. Ed Hardt and Ken Anderson and I, were more interested in the Blue Mountain Forest Plan and Travel Management Plan (TMP). Our Forest Supervisor for the Wallowa Whitman Monica Schwalbach, talked about the WWNF TMP. She said she hoped to have the TMP put together by this fall and hoped to address all the concerns of the people involved.

The Blue Mountain Forest Plan was discussed at around 10:00 in the morning. Going through the handouts, we saw that the preferred alternative was Alternative F. The maps indicated large areas that were being considered for wilderness potential. There was a lot of discussion about the different aspects of the plan, from bull trout, wildlife habitat, problems with all the roads on the forest, wildfires, and a whole bunch more that goes into managing such a diverse forest as the Wallowa Whitman.

The Next Steps In the Blue Mountain Revision
* Publication of the revised forest plan and DEIS: By July 2012
* On-going tribal consultation: April to July 2012
* Updates to local and state cooperating agencies: May to June 2012
* Updates, news releases, Web site postings of availability: May to July 2012
* Briefing the Snake/John Day Resources Advisory Council: May 2012
* Public workshops in at least a dozen communities in Eastern Oregon, Southeast Washington, and Portland: August 2012
* Meetings with other agencies and collaborative groups: May to July 2012
* Close of formal public comment period: October 2012
* Completion of ongoing ESA consultation: June 2013
* Notice of availability of FEIS: July 2013
* Objection period: July to August 2013
* Resolution of objections and publication of the record of decision: November 2013

The maps generated by the Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla and Malheur National Forests reflect Tom Vilsack’s “vision”. These maps include huge areas of so-called “roadless areas” proposed for designation as new wilderness. Monument Rock is extended south to the private land through highly mineralized areas, the east face of the Elkhorns is proposed for wilderness in mineralized areas, the North Fork John Day Wilderness is greatly expanded, and the Marble Creek pass, with high grade lime deposits, is also proposed for wilderness.
The Forest Service Travel Management road closure Plan, where the Forest Supervisor just recently withdrew her decision, reflects Vilsack’s “vision” to close the Forest. We need to watch this situation closely. It takes Congress’ approval to create a wilderness area. But Vilsack is more than willing to “initiate a new rule-making process” if he has to lock up our forests.


The BLM Resource Management Plan was coming down to the wire for implementation. That is when Dr. Thom Seal, Professor of Metallurgy of the University of Nevada, Mackay School of Mines has had enough. Thom organized a rally on the Court House steps at the Grant County seat in Canyon City. On May 15th a fairly large contingent from Baker City and the surrounding area converged on the County Courthouse at 9 AM. Dr. Seal had it all set up for petition signing. Baker residents and EOMA members Tork and Wanda Ballard brought over picket signs. These were taken out on the main thoroughfare in Canyon City, near the entrance to the Courthouse. Pickets waved at the public passing by and they got a lot of people giving a thumbs up and waving back.

At 11:00 the Commissioners opened up the meeting to the public where they took testimony from a half a dozen or so people. A BLM person sat in the side of the room taking notes as the different people testified. Dr. Seal, Les Church, Chuck Chase, and several other people including Ed Hardt and Art Sappington told the County Commissioners what they thought of the BLM Resource Management Plan. The pre 1976 RS-2477 road and ditch right-of-ways were discussed. Ditches and head gates being locked up with no way to access them was discussed as was the right of access to mining claims. Emphasis was on not needing a permit or permission to access mining claims. Dr. Seal emphasized that BLM was even going to close roads to private property leaving the property owners with no way to access their property. Dr. Seal was one of the property owners that was being cut off by the BLM road closures. At the end of the meeting the representative from the BLM said he would extend the comment period for the Resource Management Plan.
It was an interesting meeting and the people that attended were energized, and we look forward to working with the Grant County people in saving their roads.

CHINA USES THE MOST METAL IN THE WORLD - Jack Lifton Technology Metals Research Posted:  July 20, 2011
China is already the worlds majority user of all metals. If Chinas total metals demand growth rate (TMDGR) continues to match either its [current] actual or currently projected rate of overall GDP growth over the remainder of this decade, within a decade Chinas total annual metals demand will move from todays 55% (yes, I said 55%) to more than 75% of the total world production of all metals!

As we previously reported, a three judge panel on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Wyoming federal courts decision from 2008 that blocked the 2001 Clinton Roadless Rule. The full 10th circuit denied an en banc rehearing of the case. Subsequently, the State of Wyoming and the Colorado Mining Association filed a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that the Court overturn the 10th circuit decision. NWMA will participate in an industry association amicus for the case.
MINING BILL H.R. 4402 NEEDS SUPPORT! –National Mining Association
Two weeks ago, president and CEO of the National Mining Association, Hal Quinn, testified before members of the House and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee in support of Rep. Mark Amodei’s, R-Nev., National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012(H.R. 4402).
(A) Twenty-five years ago the United States was dependent on foreign sources for 30 nonfuel mineral materials, 6 of which the United States imported 100% of the Nation’s requirements, and for another 16 commodities the United States imported more than 60% of the Nation’s needs.
(B) By 2011 the United States import dependence for nonfuel mineral materials had more than doubled from 30 to 67 commodities, 19 of which the United States imported 100% of the Nation’s requirements, and for another 24 commodities, imported more than 50% of the Nation’s needs.
On Wednesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed the bill, offered by Rep. Amodei (R-Nev.), where it received strong support in the committee. The bill now heads to the full House for consideration. There were three amendments that could have adversely affected the mining sector, including adding a new 12.5 percent tax on mining; however, they were all defeated during the hearing. The simple reality is that inaction on permitting delays in the U.S. is hurting job creation, economic growth and our long-term security. Rep. Amodei’s legislation will help to solve the problem, while still ensuring that every new project is properly reviewed.
NMA believes that our nation has the opportunity to be a leader in mineral production and thanks to Rep. Amodei, H.R. 4402 aims to update a lengthy and complex mine permitting process. Please show your support for H.R. 4402 as it moves through the House Committee on Natural Resources and then heads to the House floor.
Sometime around May 18th, Ranger Tomac told Rep. Walden’s office that the Forest Service would be sending the SEIS to the Regional Office in a “couple of weeks”. So it looks like a decision will definitely not come out in May. As this timetable continues to slide, it will be seven mining seasons that the Forest Service has not fulfilled their promises that we would be mining “next year”. The Forest Service says they want to “get it right” so they won’t be sued by the environmentalists. We also hope they will “get it right” but suspect they are going to be sued no matter what kind of job they do. Unfortunately, this will continue as long as the environmentalist organizations are paid taxpayer money to sue the Forest Service.
Rep. Walden agrees that litigation’s stranglehold on access to our natural resources needs to be corrected. He is a co-sponsor of HR. 1996, the Government Savings Litigation Act, which would make needed reforms to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) (which many groups use to have their legal fees reimbursed by the federal government). It would require litigants to show a direct and monetary interest in the claim, limit groups to only three lawsuits per year, and cap reimbursement to $200,000 per case. These reforms would help prevent the burdensome lawsuits that have caused so many problems with accessing natural resources, be it with mining plans of operation, timber sales, or grazing permits. It is a start, anyway.

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) introduced H.R. 4377, the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2012 (RAPID Act), bipartisan legislation intended to streamline federal permitting processes. H.R. 4377 would reform the process under which agencies carry out required environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Key provisions of the RAPID Act:
• Codifies concepts, definitions and established best practices from NEPA regulations to ensure that the federal review and permitting process is efficient and transparent;
• Empowers lead agencies to manage environmental reviews from start to finish, including: inviting and designating participating and cooperating agencies, setting deadlines and identifying the range of alternatives and methodologies;
• Ensures that all relevant agencies can participate in the review-but if an agency chooses not to participate, it still must adopt the environmental document and cannot later oppose the project based on other evidence;
• Directs agencies to work concurrently to complete the review in an efficient and timely manner, and only to comment on issues within their jurisdiction;
• Allows lead agencies to accept existing relevant environmental documents, including those prepared under state laws that satisfy or exceed NEPA standards;
• Sets a 4.5-year maximum deadline to complete the review process, with 18 months maximum for an Environmental Assessment and 36 months maximum for an Environmental Impact Statement; and
• Establishes a 180-day statute of limitations to bring suit for parties that participated in the public notice-and-comment process on the environmental document.
I was informed this week that the Forest Service will no longer recognize me in my role as agent for 25 miners on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. This decision is curious, since the BLM recognizes my role as agent for BLM operators, and since all the previous rangers recognized my role as agent for miners on the National Forest.

Each of the miners I am agent for has submitted a legal request that I operate as their agent. These read, “I am requesting that Jan Alexander act as agent in matters pertaining to my mining activities on the National Forest. Jan should receive a cc of all correspondence which is sent to me concerning this Plan of Operation and bond. She is authorized to work with your staff on the ground, to meet with you on my behalf, to answer questions and to relay information from me to you. Jan may sign documents in my behalf, and she may work with your staff on the required bond amount in my behalf. Jan may have access to my files. Jan is authorized to work with your staff until such time, either that Jan or I inform you in writing, that she is no longer operating as my agent”.
It is not a lot of work for the Forest Service to send copies of correspondence to me when they send it to the miners. I keep a file in my office in case the miner loses or misplaces some documents. If the FS needs information, I can provide that. If the FS requests something that is not reasonable, or if they make an incorrect decision, I can help the miner correct the problem.
It appears that they may be hoping to hide information sent to miners from me.

EOMA is standing firm that it is not reasonable to require miners to include the cost of two full days of weed spraying in their reclamation bonds. This is “worst case scenario” bonding and is prohibited by the regulations.

EOMA is also standing firm that miners should not have to purchase 1000 trees when they remove a couple of lodgepole seedlings, or they don’t impact any trees at all. Each site must be looked at in a site specific manner. If a miner agrees that he or she will not impact trees, there should be no bond amount for replanting trees. This too, is “worst case scenario” bonding and is prohibited by the regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a notice of appeal in the case of Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA. Recall that an Obama-appointed federal judge, Judge Amy Berman Jackson, issued her strongly worded opinion in March that EPA has no authority to retroactively veto Clean Water Act Section 404 permits issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This represented a major victory for the mining industry.
NWMA joined in the industry coalition amicus brief in the lower court, and we will look for similar opportunities on appeal.
Want to be Oregon’s Gold Panning Champion? Your chance is coming up at the 2012 Miners Jubilee in Baker City, July 20, 21, & 22.The panning championships are held at 1:00 on Saturday the 21st.

Championships are awarded in three categories:
Kids (12 and under);
Amateurs (people who haven’t won this event before);
Kids win not only cash prizes, but runner-ups will be awarded gold pans, thanks to Mining Product Supplier JOBE Wholesale.
Entry fees are:
Kids (12 & under) $3; Amateurs $5; Professional $15
Prizes are:
Kids Panning Amateur Panning Pro Panning
1st $50.00 $ 70.00 $125.00 2nd 35.00 55.00 100.00
3rd 20.00 30.00 75.00
Three nuggets are placed into a pan of gravel, the kids have the largest nuggets, and the pros have the smallest. There is no time limit to pan, but there is a 10 second penalty for every nugget lost. Fastest time wins.
Last year’s winners were:
Kids Panning - Ashley Juarez
Amateur Panning - Aryanna St Amand
Professional Panning - Bill McClure
Late last week, U.S. District Court Judge Frank Zapata denied Tombstone, Arizona’s motion for an emergency injunction against the government of the United States and the Forest Service that would have given the city the green light to use heavy machinery to repair water pipelines located in “protected areas.”
So aggressive have been the Obama administration’s efforts to impede Tombstone officials from accessing the affected area that plaintiffs in the case aver that the Forest Service has demanded that nothing more sophisticated than a wheelbarrow and hand tools be used by workers hired by the city to haul away the car-sized boulders.
Citing provisions of the Wilderness Act forbidding the use of heavy machinery, the USDA Forest Service is making unreasonable demands on the town of Tombstone and is daily multiplying the risks of irrevocable harm the government’s opposition is posing to residents.
The Obama administration’s obstinacy is even more inexplicable in light of the fact that the water rights granted to Tombstone by the previous title owners predate the enactment of the Wilderness Act by about 80 years.
Tombstone officials have appealed the district court’s decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and have declared that they will pursue justice all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
The \Tombstone Shovel Brigade\ is a dedicated group of citizens committed to repairing Tombstones water supply. In the truest spirit of American individualism, citizens of Tombstone are answering the call of duty. “Shovels are arriving every day and we hope to have enough people to occupy them,” Barnes told the Daily Caller. “We remain optimistic. We believe we have firm property rights there; it goes back a long ways.”
Why is the Forest Service determined to destroy Tombstone? The fact that there is no discernible answer to that question is perhaps the most perplexing aspect of the federal government’s posture in this case. Despite the filing by the Goldwater Institute of a Freedom of Information Act request for relevant documents, the Forest Service has refused to comply with the request unless the Goldwater Institute pays nearly $80,000. The Forest Service demands the payment of the exorbitant fee because it argues that the Institute has “a commercial interest” in the information sought in the petition thus disqualifying it for a non-profit fee waiver.
What does the Obama administration have to hide? Why would they take such an inveterate stance against a town seeking nothing more than access to safe drinking water? It appears as if these questions may never be answered and that the underlying issues of state sovereignty will someday be decided by the Supreme Court. Until then, the Shovel Brigade marches on.

WHAT IS RS 2477?
Section 8 of the Act of July 26, 1866 simply stated \that the right-of-way for the construction of highways over public lands, not reserved for public uses, is hereby granted.\ This Congressional grant was later codified as Revised Statute 2477 (43 U.S.C. 932). The law was repealed in 1976 with the passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). However, any valid right-of-ways established under RS 2477 prior to its repeal in 1976 were not terminated by FLPMA and are still in existence today

In March, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a nationwide injunction on the use of categorical exclusions (CEs) for all activities on the National Forests, significantly affecting mining exploration.
The ruling means that all CEs within National Forests are subject to public notice, comment and administrative appeals. It is unknown if the Obama Administration intends to appeal the ruling.
NWMA has been advised it may be beneficial for the Forest Service to receive letters detailing project delays. If you know of projects already being delayed and/or work that could or would happen this spring and summer but is going to be delayed, please consider sending a letter to the Chief of the Forest Service Tom Tidwell to complain. Be sure to include the number of jobs that will be lost or foregone, along with the potential economic impact of the delay. Also, copy the Secretary of Agriculture and your congressional representatives on those letters.
Tungsten doesnt get enough press. The supply risk for tungsten is actually greater than the supply risk for rare earth elements. \Due to its extreme properties, it has become crucial in many areas of industry,\ write the folks from Visual Capitalist. \Substituting another material for tungsten in many of its applications would result in increased cost or a loss in product performance.\
Tungsten’s supply is dominated by China, who has significant influence on its price. China holds 2/3 of Tungsten’s world reserves and produces 60,000 of the world’s 72,000 tonnes per year.
Currently, to suction dredge in Oregon, you can go on line and fill out an application for a suction dredge permit, (http://www.deq.state.or.us/wq/wqpermit/mining.htm). You can also obtain an application by mail, or in person from one of DEQ’s regional offices. You can locate the nearest office by calling 503-229-6114 or 800-452-4011. The price is $25 per year for the permit. In certain streams that are designated Essential Salmon Habitat (ESH), the maximum allowed suction dredge size is a 4 inch intake nozzle. In ESH streams, DEQ limits the amount of material one can dredge to 1 yard per dredge site and no more than 5 yards per year under the current permit. Also, suction dredging is not allowed at all under the current permit in state scenic waterways. EOMA’s lawsuit against DEQ is trying to bring about a more reasonable permit. The completed application and the annual fee can be hand delivered to one of the regional offices, or mailed to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Attn: Business Office, 811 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland OR 97204. Check the website for the complete rules and guidelines for the stream in which you wish to operate a suction dredge.

On Friday the 18th there was a parade in La Grande at 8:00 in the evening. Tork and Wanda Ballard, Mike Ragsdale and his wife, and Bobbie and I, went to La Grande in support of the “open roads for all” that were part of the parade. We were about in the last quarter of the parade and walked with picket signs supporting open roads. It was a long walk but a good one and had a lot of support from the people on the sidewalk.

Although the case is not moving in the direction we would like, which would have been to finish the discovery mode and begin trial that DEQ’s suction dredge permit is illegal. The case is actually moving. It appears that DEQ has taken up sides with the eight environmental organizations, most of whom jumped on to this case after EOMA challenged the National Environmental Defense Center (NEDC et al.) that they lack standing.
Recently, DEQ and NEDC have signed a settlement agreement, where NEDC et al. has notified EOMA that they will be withdrawing their case against DEQ. It was stated that their decision to withdraw will not affect EOMA’s case against DEQ; however, they may come back with an amicus brief (friend of the court). This means that there would be no financial obligations required of them should the case go EOMA’s way.
The NEDC argued as having standing during the discovery mode. EOMA had to go back to the judge and won a motion to compel. NEDC wanted only to supply a few declarations and some supporting documentation of financial expenditures showing they have a legitimate interest that would be enough to show standing. EOMA wanted full discovery, which specifically included depositions, which requires answering questions under oath.
The claim of NEDC is that they do not owe EOMA for costs, because they did not file intervention in our case against DEQ. In the consolidation order of the Marion State Court, they claim we are separate parties against DEQ according to the settlement agreement. We consider the true story is different, because EOMA won the right to intervene in the NEDC case when it was in the Multnomah State Court, before consolidation and became a party to their case too. The Marion State Court simply confirmed EOMA as a “petitioner” and became a “party in each case”, as the consolidation’s plain language states.
Now that we have received a copy of the settlement agreement between NEDC et al. and DEQ, it states EOMA filed a separate case, which forces EOMA to battle the error of understanding. EOMA is the prevailing party, because NEDC et al. intends to withdraw from our intervention in their case and we have court costs that we want reimbursed; even if the settlement might not affect our case against DEQ. The settlement did not mention that EOMA had won the right to intervene in the NEDC et al. case.
The issue that EOMA is the prevailing party is the most important issue first; even though the settlement has a few items that are not really in NEDC’s complaint. Besides NEDC getting $7500 for its reimbursement from DEQ, they want DEQ to brief NEDC et al. on the California regulations and how they could apply to the future permit in Oregon. Wait a minute, Oregon currently has a Clean Water Act NPDES permit and California only has a State permit for regulating suction dredging. So, what is wrong with this picture, besides the laws governing the two states’ suction dredge permitting?
If NEDC should decide to withdraw from EOMA’s complaint and EOMA’s intervention in their case, we cannot let the horrible wish list of NEDC in the settlement agreement cloud the fact that EOMA is the prevailing party. Since this 2010 permit was issued as an order by DEQ, NEDC’s lack of standing to even file a petition against DEQ is important, because NEDC may not have enough standing to settle with DEQ; if NEDC is proven it does not have standing to even file a petition in the first place, than any settlement it would make becomes invalid. This is EOMA’s view.

Need a good graduation gift? We still have a good stock of 2012 medallions with real gold nuggets in the pan. These medallions are currently selling for $50 apiece plus $5 shipping, handling, and insurance. Due to the volatility of the silver market, these prices are subject to change. You can order one from the EOMA website, or send in $50 plus $5.00, to EOMA, Medallions, PO Box 932, Baker City, OR 97814, or call Ken Alexander, 541-446-3413.

The Eastern Oregon Mining Association $1000 reward posters are printed on laminated poster board. Putting these up on your mining site may give the thieves second thoughts about stealing your equipment. The posters will sell for $2.50 each and will be available at the next meeting. You can also order one by calling Chuck at 541 523 3285

The advertising listings are only $1 per month to get your ad listed below. Send your ad to: EOMA, Box 932, Baker City, OR 97814 along with your remittance for each month you want us to run your ad and we will take care of the rest. The number next to your ad is how many months your ad will run. .

A 4 or 6 Inch dredge system mounted on a 20 X 8 pontoon boat. Located near Glenn’s Ferry, Idaho. $5,000 or $3,500 for pontoon boat/motor/ trailer (without dredge system). Dredge system is designed for recovery of very fine gold. Also a DYNA-MILL Impact Mill Located near Sumpter, Oregon. $2,000. Call Johnny West at: (208) 385-0950, Boise, Idaho

Located near John Day, primitive, insulated house, wood heat, good water, road & hunting. Off grid – generator. Contact: PO box 8353 spring Creek, NV 89815 for more information. Or you may email: jetteseal@gmail.com

Equipment includes a 20yd hopper feeder, 80kw Onan generator, 40 and 30 conveyors, 5\ and 3\ slurry pumps, Reichert Spiral concentrator, 5th wheel dollies, lots of sluices, 5yd dump box, electric motors switch boxes and panel boards. Much more! Contact Jack at 208-284-5882.

For More Information Call Miles Mitchell At (541) 672-1592
* Diamond Drill complete with 500 feet of drill rod, Perkins Diesel power.
* Three cylinder diesel engine, Ford 1900.
* A ship fire, high pressure pump, powered by a 6 cylinder diesel engine, ideal for placer mining.* Stearns cross belt gold magnetic separator, recovers fine gold from concentrates.
* Five cubic yard International dump truck.
* Four cylinder industrial diesel engine.
* One cubic yard cement mixer, on wheels, has gas engine.
* Jagear twin diaphragm air mine pump 2 inch.
* Ingersol Rand air tugger, 4 cylinder, with steel cable.
* Four cylinder Lee Roy gas industrial engine.
* Joy diamond drill mounted on skid frame, needs engine.
* Steel housed gear reducer with inlet and outlet shafts.
* Six cylinder Dodge engine with cable drum mounted on skid frame, ideal for shaft sinking.
* 60 cfm gas air compressor on wheels, with tow bar.