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U.S. Mining in a global context - Comments on the Mining Law Reform

Kutina, Jan

Global Tectonics and Metallogeny Volume 6 Number 1 (1996), p. 43 - 56

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published: Aug 1, 1996

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There is a major discussion going on in the United States, focused on its old Mining Law. This Law, introduced in the 19th century, encouraged people to go West to search for gold and other metals on public lands, while paying a small fee for the use of the land. The mining localities such as Cripple Creek in Colorado, the Mother Lode in California, or the extensive gold placers in Oregon and elsewhere, witness the history of the development of the western United States which was closely linked to mining, especially for gold and silver. Undoubtedly, the 1872 Mining Law served as a catalyst in this.


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