Oil Shale Claims: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Mining and Natural Resources of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session on H.R. 643 ... Hearing Held in Washington, DC, February 28, 1989, Volume 4

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Page 50 - ... in Perpetual Motion, that was published a little over a year ago by Resources for the Future here in Washington. In discussing proposals to change the Mining Law, I recognized that, to be meaningful, reform proposals would have to address the 1.5 million or so mining claims currently found on tne federal lands. Because holders of these claims could be expected to object to any new restrictions, one chapter of my book dealt with the constitutional and policy issues raised by applying new requirements...
Page 43 - Wyoming," approved August 1, 1912 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 1346), shall be subject to disposition only in the form and manner provided in this Act, except as to valid claims existent at date of the passage of this Act and thereafter maintained in compliance with the laws under which initiated, which claims may be perfected under such laws, including discovery.
Page 160 - The oil shale claims settlement could affect habitats for several plant species which are candidates for listing as threatened or endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. in addition, the parcels contain several rare plant species which are on the Colorado Natural Areas inventory list of plants species of special concern to Colorado.
Page 161 - Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Page 45 - ... upon a failure to comply with these conditions, the claim or mine upon which such failure occurred shall be open to relocation in the same manner as If no location of the same had ever been made...
Page 30 - Management to declare that the black gabbro material is not a valuable mineral deposit within the meaning of the mining laws and to find that the mining claim is void, and that possibly the claim would be called invalid.
Page 287 - In the circumstances this tended to discredit the asserted discoveries; and of like tendency was his unexplained statement, referring to the claims grouped in this patent application, that "some of them have not a smell of ore, but they can be located and held on...
Page 51 - ... valid claims existent on February 25, 1920, and thereafter maintained in compliance with the laws under which initiated, which claims may be perfected under such laws, including discovery.
Page 287 - In this patent application, that "some of them have not a smell of ore, but they can be located and held on the principle of being contiguous to adjacent claims" — an obviously mistaken view of the law — and his further statement, referring to vein material particularly relied upon as a discovery, that he "would hate to try to mine It and ship It...
Page 285 - It must be remembered that this is not a controversy between miners, upon one side, and agricultural claimants, on the other, to determine whether the land on Justice hill is more valuable for one purpose than the other; but it is a controversy between miners, to determine which has the title to certain land claimed by both parties as mineral land, and to have the title thereto .quieted by decree of this court. Thus," in Western Standard, yj^nħum_t:om?6ny_ v.

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