News Roundup: Mining law reform?
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In April 1887, a man named Olaf Arvid Nelson, aka The Mighty Swede, staked a 1,500-foot by 300-foot lode mining claim on public domain land on the slope of Bonita Peak in the mountains of Southwestern Colorado. It was a painless process: He simply put a marker in the ground at the appro…
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