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2013 News Updates
May 23, 2013 - Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc., is pleased to announce another successful Plan of Operations, accepted by the BLM in Nevada! The Plan of Operations is for an exploration and testing project that includes an excavator, dump truck, backhoe and a wash plant.
May 3, 2013 - With the warm weather upon us and the mining season in full swing, Advanced Geologic has staked 11 new claims in four different counties!! In Nevada County two claims have been staked, one on Diamond Creek and one on Poormans Creek. In Sierra County five claims have been staked throughout Pauley Creek. In Plumas County three claims have been staked; one on Jamison Creek, one on Silver Creek, and one on Slate Creek. And lastly one has been staked in Butte County on the South Fork Feather River. So no matter your mining level, the staff at Advanced Geologic will be sure to find a claim that best suits your needs!! Whether it be a simple pan and sluice in a creek bed to submitting a permit and running heavy equipment, our staff can help you every step of the way!! Contact our office today to begin your mining adventures!!
April 25, 2013 -The crew at Advanced Geologic just got back from a exploration testing project in Plumas County. A permit for the week long project was submitted and because every i was dotted and every t was crossed, everything went perfectly and legally as planned!! An official from the Department of Fish and Game even stopped in and performed a very detailed inspection that passed with flying colors and also noted that not one single violation had been broken!! The crew also endured very diverse weather throughout the project! The first couple of days consisted of high winds, freezing temperatures, and SNOW! And the days following were hot and dry resulting in a few getting sunburns!! But not even cold, snow, wind, or heat could stop this determined crew from getting the job done!!!
April 8, 2013 - Hello everyone, and Happy Spring! Although the air is still chilly, Spring IS here, and it's time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Today, Advanced Geologic has reduced the price of two of our beloved placer claims; Sourdough Placer and Two Waters. These claims are located on the North Fork Feather River, south of Canyon Dam, CA. These claims are our featured claim, and are 20% off for a limited time. Access to these claims is now open, and all down trees blocking the road ways have been moved. This is a great opportunity, so don't let it slip by!
March 1, 2013 - Advanced Geologics newest claims have been staked in Butte County and are up on the website and ready for viewing!! With many of our Plumas County claims still not accessible due to snow, the claims in Butte County are in lower elevations a...nd are accessible now!! These claims will allow for year round prospecting for that lucky miner!! They lie on Bush Creek, Falls Creek, French Creek, Ram Creek, and in Dark Canyon. Take a look at them today or call our office for more details!!!
February 19, 2013 - Tomorrow, February 20th, there will be a court case for a miner who was caught dredging by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the miner is contesting citation. The case involves Brandon Renehart, who was operating a suction dredge on the North Fork of the Feather River. He was observed and cited by the Department of Fish and Game, otherwise now known as Department of Fish and Wildlife (they... are spending 26 million dollars for this name change by the way!)
February 19, 2013 - The Raven on the North Fork Feather River which just has been recently staked by Advanced Geologic is now up on the web and ready to view!!! The Raven has abundant gold potential along with great claim amenities!!! The drive is 2wd access w...ith a short walk down a trail to the claim. Once down at the river there is a beautiful sandy beach with a swimming hole, making this claim fun for the whole family!!! It is also only 19 miles from Oroville which has many stores, restaurants, hotels, and a Walmart! This claim has so many unique features and won't last long!!! So contact our office today for more information!!
February 1, 2013 - The next suction gold dredge hearing in California is Febraury 13. To read more information, or to attend this event, click here!
January 18, 2013 - Recently, as we thumbed through the January 2013 issue of the ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal, we found an article we thought we would share. The article was written by Scott Harn and is titled “Small Miner Beats Forest Service in Court.” The article discusses a small scale miner who was facing criminal charges for using National Forest System land without a special use operation. The miner was working his mining claim in Southeast Arizona and hand dug a hole that was approximately 10 feet deep, 8 feet wide and 15-20 feet long, using only a pick and shovel. The Forest Service had visited the site a number of times and informed the miner that he was causing significant disturbance and had requested that he file a Plan of Operations. Upon his final refusal to file a Plan of Operations, he was charged with a criminal misdemeanor for using the land without a special use authorization. Forest Service testified, stating that the miner had caused significant damage, including; exposing tree roots, cutting down a small tree and leaving a large hole uncovered. (Which had been filled due to a fire in the area.) The judge sided with the miner, and stated that the government had failed to show the significant disturbance of resources that would have required reclamation. Also added, was the fact that exposed tree roots were not at danger because tree roots are often exposed in the woods, there was no proof that a small tree had been cut down and also that miners dig holes, and because the hole had been filled that it is not a significant amount of disturbance, nor is it a danger to those who might be hiking in the area. We would also like to remind you that these holes were hand dug, and that absolutely no motorized equipment was used!
January 14, 2013 - HUGE NEWS ON SECTION DREDGING!!!!! Dave McCraken, the founder of The New 49'ers, has found that the California dredging moratorium clearly states that "A person is suction dredging as difined when all of the following components are working together : (A) a hose which vacuums sediment from a river stream or lake, and (B) A motorized pump; and (C) A sluice box.
The moratorium states when all of the following components are working together!! Therefore, if the sluice box is removed from the equation then it is no longer, according to the moratorium, considered dredging. Instead, a catch container can be used to gather the material. But be aware, the regulations do prevent you from having a "dredge" within 100 yards of any active waterway. Therefore, the third component (sluice) should NOT be sitting up on the streambank or even in the back of your pickup, even if you are not using it. Leave it at home!!
Wardens are out on the prowl for suction dredgers and many probably do not know about this loop hole. So print out a copy of the DGF regulations to keep with you at all times. Also do not refer to it as suction dredging but as underwater suction system. It is not dredging since you are not using all three components!! Using the term dredging will only lead the warden to have cause to write you up, leaving you to have to explain your case to a judge.
Further, McCraken took his findings on the moratorium to Mark Stopher, the Habitat Conservation Program Manager of the California Fish and Game, and Stopher and stated that Dave McCracken's description of the legal requirements and applications is accurate. If practiced as he describes, this is not a violation of the moratorium and is not prohibited.
We here at Advanced Geologic, strongly encourage you to thoroughly read Dave McCrackens article. Click here to be directed to the link. Also click here to print out the Department of Fish and Games regulations.
January 10, 2013 -While being in the heart of winter, now is the best time to start on your permits!! By the time your permit is approved the snow will have melted and creeks flowing, therefore being perfect timing to get out and go mining!!
January 10, 2013 -The new claims that Advanced Geologic has staked are up on the web and ready to view!!! With the heavy snow, some areas were not accessible to take pictures, but as soon as we can we will have pictures posted! These claims are in very rich ...drainages and we have had claims for sale along these creeks before, which sold quickly and made for very happy clients!! Don't hesitate to scoop up one, for these spots won't last long!! The new claims are along the North Fork Feather River, Soda Creek, Cascade Creek, and Wards Creek.