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2013 News Updates
November 22, 2013 - Some great news in the mining world!! The permit for the Blue Lead Gold Mine that Advanced Geologic Exploration prepared has been deemed complete by the Nevada County Planning Commission! It is up for public review and all comments are due by December 20, 2013. Advanced Geologic encourages all to submit positive comments to help support the mining project. There will also be a public hearing before the project is fully approved. All comments will be considered in the hearing. This is a great opportunity for miners to ban together and support our fellow prospector!!! Comments can be sent to: Tod.Herman@co.nevada.ca.us
A click here for the copy of the Initial Study.
November 15, 2013 - Our very own Chief Geologists Charles Watson has made headlines again, this time with Action News out of Chico, CA. Charles was interviewed about a gold claim for sale in the Seneca Mining District. He explained that the price of $225,000 was a great deal due to the fact that Seneca is a very rich area and could easily show profit within a few years!!
October 17, 2013 - Chief Geologist Charles Watson was a guest speaker at the Chester Elementary School on October 17, 2013. The children were fascinated with the slide show of pictures that Charles had taken of earthquake sites and engaged in conversation about the great shakes and volcanoes.
October 29, 2013 - Advanced Geologic Exploration's Italian Wash Package is now on SALE!!! It is going for $2,000,000 or best offer! It has over 1,000 acres of land and that includes stated leased land. It also has two exploration permits ready to go!! So the moment you purchase this once in a lifetime package it will be ready to work!! This sale won't last long so contact our office today to take advantage of this blow out price!!!
October 22, 2013 -The Discovery Channels Gold Rush will begin its 4th season this Friday!! Along with that the price of gold is on the rise, hitting $1343 today!! Do you want your own personal gold claim? Contact us today and the staff at Advanced Geologic Exploration can get you set up with your own personal gold rush!
October 11, 2013 -Advanced Geologic Exploration is having a blow out fall sale!!! ALL CALIFORNIA CLAIMS ARE 25% OFF!!!! Contact our office today and don't miss out on this opportunity!! Sale is for a limited time so act fast!!!!
October 3, 2013 - This weeks featured claim is The Patriot on Mill Creek in Plumas County. It already has been stamped by the BLM so therefore no fees!! It has also been recently worked and proved to produce gold!! Contact our office today for more information!!
September 23, 2013 -There is a major event scheduled in Quincy, Plumas County at the fairgrounds Saturday September, 28 2013. Two million acres of our California forests are in threat of being closed off to the public!! Click on the link below to view more information about this closure and the meeting on Saturday.
September 16, 2013 -Advanced Geologic has a very exciting new claim for sale!! The Lucky Jack Mine and the Chase Angel Mine on Big Creek in Plumas County. The crew at AGE has personally done exploration testing on the Lucky Jack and has found it to consistently produce gold at every test site!!! And not just flakes and specks but chunky pieces!! The adjoining claims are permitted as to which the permit can be transferred into the new claim owners name making them trommel ready!!! And not to mention they are already filed with the BLM so there are no fees!! This claim set has everything going for it which makes it too good to pass up!!!
September 5, 2013 - Need mining supplies?? Advanced Geologic can get you what you need!! Whether it be metal mining claim signs, gold pan kits, classifiers, or sluice boxes, we got it!! Whatever your mining needs may be, Advanced Geologic can get you set up!! Contact us today!!!
September 5, 2013 -Just an update on the Rim fire down in Yosemite. Over 235,000 acres have burned and it is now at 80% containment. There has been no direct threat to the Yosemite Valley floor and all evacuations have been lifted. All thoughts and prayers go out to the firefighters working around the clock containing the blaze!!
August 30, 2013 - Click on the link to view the Mining Journal's news report on the recent decision on the suction dredging moratorium hearing.
August 26, 2013 - Well tomorrow is the big day!!! The court hearing for the dredging moratorium and state wide "emergency" ruling will be heard. Lets all keep good thoughts and prayers that common sense along with the correct science will prevail!!! As soon as we here at Advanced Geologic have an update on the ruling we will have it posted!!!
August 26, 2013 - Advanced Geologic has a new claim in Sierra County on Jim Crow Creek called Crow's Nest. It is also the featured claim! The Crow's Nest placer claim is located near the historical mining town of Downieville. Click on the link to view or call our office to inquire!
August 14, 2013 - Just a caution while out in the woods, right now is berry season so be aware of bears and other wild animals feeding on them.
August 9, 2013 - The end of the mineral year is upon us. If you haven't gotten your paper filed yet make sure you do so! To make it stress free Advanced Geologic offers a secure and worry free filing service. Please contact our office and we can get you all set up. If you are already a client with us and have not yet mailed us your paperwork, remember the deadline is August 15, 2013. After that there will be a $100 extra charge. Don't delay and risk your claim being lost!!
August 2, 2013 -Advanced Geologic has just put The Raven placer claim on the North Fork Feather River in Butte County up for sale for one week only!! Originally priced at $15,000 has been slashed in half and reduced to $7,500!! This is such an amazing div...erse spot with not only mining opportunities but also includes a sandy beach and a swimming hole making it extra fun for the whole family!! Also, this claim, being at a low elevation, can be accessed year round.
July 23, 2013 -Just a friendly heads up to all claim owners: Tax bills will be getting mailed out at the end of the week.
July 22, 2013 -We have just discovered that the reason for the postponement for the suction dredge hearing is as follows: There was a scheduled court hearing for the "emergency" ruling that would prevent a miner from using any kind of suction system set for July 30, 2013. That hearing along with the suction dredging moratorium has been combined into one court case and Judge Ochoa has requested more time to allow him to review the state wide "emergency" ruling. We will update as soon as we have more information.
July 22, 2013 -The court hearing regarding the suction dredging moratorium has been postponed to August 27, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.. It is still be held in Rancho Cucamonga in front of Judge Gilbert Ochoa. All are strongly encouraged to attend and show support!!
July 18, 2013 -Well it's calling for another possible 100 degree weekend!! Advanced Geologic has a blowout summer sale going on right now so this would be the time to purchase a claim and have a nice place to get away to and stay cool!!
July 12, 2013 -Our website has a new great feature!!! There are now interactive maps that view all the claims. Click on the link below and check it out!!!
July 12, 2013 -Just a follow up on yesterdays post about the "emergency" regulation on suction dredging. The restraining order was only set for the Siskiyou area and is not a state wide ruling. Unfortunately, the ruling still stands throughout the rest of the state. The state wide ruling is set for July 30,2013. But if the moratorium on suction dredging is abolished at the hearing on July 23, 2013 then there w...ill be no need for the "emergency" regulation hearing because suction dredging will be reinstated to the original 1993 regulations thus allowing miners to freely enjoy the waterways once again!!! So with all opinion to the "emergency" regulation aside, we encourage all to be lawful and respectful until the moratorium is lifted.
July 10, 2013 -Last month the California Department of Fish & Wildlife tried issuing an "emergency" ruling that would prevent a miner from using any form of a suction system to recover gold from any river, stream, or lake. There was no "emergency" according to the government code 11342.545 which is as defined: "a situation that calls for immediate action to avoid serious harm to the public peace, health, safety..., or general welfare." Therefore, the attempted regulation was illegal. The New 49ers along with other miners filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and request for a preliminary injunction against the CDFW in Siskiyou County. The restraining order was granted ruling that the regulation was "unlawfully adopted." Although it doesn't lift the current moratorium, it is none the less a victory for miners throughout California!! The final hearing for the dredging moratorium will be July 23, 2013. We will keep everyone updated!!!
July 9, 2013 -ATTENTION: Beginning July 15, 2013, a major road construction project will be taking place on Hwy 32 between Chester and Chico. There will be one way traffic control in effect Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for approximately 2 weeks. Road will be open Saturdays and Sundays. FULL closure of Hwy 32 will begin July 29, 2013, Monday through Thursday and continue through till the end of September. During full closure the Hwy will reopen Friday at 6 a.m. though Sunday. Detours will be Hwy 36 to Hwy 99 in Red Bluff or Hwy 89 to Hwy 70 but there are also numerous projects scheduled for Hwy 70 so its best to probably take the Red Bluff route.
June 28, 2013 -With the price of gold dropping, some might panic and think SELL, SELL, SELL, when actually this is the time to BUY, BUY, BUY!! Now is the time to lock into a claim and start stockpiling your finds. And when the price of gold recovers you will be happy you did!!
June 6, 2013 - Here is a very interesting article published in the Lassen County Times about the recent earthquake. They interviewed our very own Chief Geologist Charles Watson and he gives a lot of very insightful information regarding the quake!!
June 6, 2013 - This weekend Plumas County is supposed to be hitting record breaking temperatures for this time of year!! Its expected to reach 100 degrees!!! And what more better reason to head out into the cool creeks and do some prospecting!! If you don't have a claim hurry into today and let our staff get you set up on one!! Owning your own mining claim not only gives you a chance to go for the gold but also is a great opportunity for family fun and long lasting memories during these hot summer days!!! And don't forget a lot of the claims have a campsite available allowing for a whole weekend get away!!!
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.