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Mill Site Location and Patenting under the 1872 Mining Law

Mill Site Location and Patenting under the 1872 Mining Law
M-37010

Published: October 8, 2003

By: Gale Norton

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In October 2003, then Interior Secretary Gale Norton ignored the true meaning of the 1872 Mining Law and legally declared that the Department of the Interior would effectively ignore the law's mill site limitation on acreage claimable for non-extraction purposes.

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