Mining Laws of 1872 and 1989: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Mineral Resources Development and Production of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on S. 1126 ... June 7, 1989, Part 1

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Page 162 - Where minerals have been found and the evidence is of such a character that a person of ordinary prudence would be justified in the further expenditure of his labor and means, with a reasonable prospect of success, in developing a valuable mine, the requirements of the statute have been met.
Page 791 - ... no location of a mining claim shall be made until the discovery of the vein or lode within the limits of the claim located.
Page 234 - States and those who have declared their intention to become such, under regulations prescribed by law, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts, so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of the United States.
Page 164 - multiple use" means the management of the public lands and their various resource values so that they are utilized in the combination that will best meet the present and future needs of the American people...
Page 74 - The National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 and the National Critical Materials Act of 1984 both reiterate Presidential responsibilities for adequate supplies of mineral materials.
Page 74 - States, and thereby decrease and prevent wherever possible a dangerous and costly dependence of the United States upon foreign nations for supplies of these materials in times of national emergency.
Page 251 - In each Province the Legislature may exclusively make Laws in relation to Matters coming within the Classes of Subjects next hereinafter enumerated; that is to say, — 1.
Page 929 - All valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States...
Page 847 - The contribution of the small miner to the search for new mineral wealth is substantial, [and] . . . both the executive and legislative branches of government must assure the small miners' continued access to public lands to search for, develop and produce new mineral wealth without the fear that he will be unable to enjoy the fruits of his labors.
Page 160 - Also, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the preparation of an environmental impact statement whenever a federal agency has to take a major action significantly affecting the quality of the environment.