Final Report of the Task Force on the Availability of Federally Owned Mineral Lands Volume 2

Final Report of the Task Force on the Availability of Federally Owned Mineral Lands Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: of progress has been made in the last few years in BLM record keeping. It is important for us in the mineral industry to realize, however, that the purpose of those records are to facilitate management of the public lands by the federal government. The benefits that they provide to those of us in private industry are somewhat incidential to that overriding purpose and we find ourselves in a situation where the records are available. They may or they may not be accurate, we cannot rely on them. If we do so, we do so at our own risk. we have this problem compounded by being unable in many cases to locate the sites of withdrawals on the ground in a land acquisition program where we are trying to locate unpatented mining claims. This can be crucial. If we attempt to locate up to the boundary withdrawal. If we make a mistake of one foot on our discovery work, the entire claim can be avoided. our proposal is that perhaps it would be appropriate to consider making BLM records binding upon the people who are responsible for preparing them. In many cases, we in the industry are required to depend upon the small miner for purposes of finding mineral properties. The small miner is, in many cases, required by the limitations of his own assets to reply on the BLM records. We feel that it may be appropriate for the BLM to be required to rely on those as well. Secondly, as I mentioned and as a previous witness here this morning mentioned, there are a bewildering variety of withdrawals. The legal consequences of which are frequently not known. Even if you can find a withdrawal on the BLM plat--if you can locate it on the ground-frequently there is a question of whether or not a withdrawal of this nature is available to mineral entry. Case in point, is a more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844661
  • 9781236844668