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UNITED STATES MINING LAWS

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

MAKING A STUDY OF PROBLEMS IN CONNECTION
WITH THE PUBLIC LANDS OF THE

UNITED STATES

PURSUANT TO

H. Res. 66

(1st Sess., 81st Cong.)

OCTOBER 17 AND 18, 1949

Serial No. 24

Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Lands

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WASHINGTON : 1950

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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS

J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida, Chairman JOHN R. MURDOCK, Arizona

FRED L. CRAWFORD, Michigan CLAIR ENGLE, California

WILLIAM LEMKE, North Dakota MONROE M. REDDEN, North Carolina FRANK A. BARRETT, Wyoming TOBY MORRIS, Oklahoma

DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York KEN REGAN, Texas

JAY LEFEVRE, New York LLOYD M. BENTSEN, JR., Texas

A. L. MILLER, Nebraska COMPTON I. WHITE, Idaho

WESLEY A. D’EWART, Montana WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

NORRIS POULSON, California REVA BECK BOSONE, Utah

JOHN SANBORN, Idaho FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania HARRY P. O'NEILL, Pennsylvania WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii JOHN E. MILES, New Mexico LOUIS B. HELLER, New York

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Proposed revision of the United States mining laws.-

Extract from Hoover Commission report re mineral resources.

Location and use of mining claims for purposes other than mining-

Mining claim problem in the national forests of California---

Requirements of mining laws for patenting of lode and placer claims and

suggestions for simplification of the patenting process ---

Problem on extralateral rights under mining laws---

Compilation of existing mining laws taken from United States statutes.

National forest laws approved by President Theodore Roosevelt---

Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934.--

Authorizing land exchanges.-

Retention of mineral rights by private owners.

Suspension annual assessment work---

Department Manual of Mining laws_-

Information re mining claims on public domain.

Sample mining location notice..

Sample mine proof of labor (unpatented mining claim).

Sample notice of intention to hold unpatented mining claim.

Interior letter re annual grazing revenue--

Forest Service letter re annual grazing revenue.

Hearings held in Spokane on revision of United States mining laws---

Statements of-

Merle L. Drake, Idaho Wool Growers Association.--

G. E. Stanfield, representative of the livestock industry-

T. B. Murray, director, Idaho Fish and Game Department-

Mert Folts, Izaak Walton League of America

Don Clarke, director of game, State of Washington.-

R. U. Harmon, Recreation and Lands Division, United States Forest

Service -

K. Wolfe, Recreation and Lands Division, United States Forest Serv-

ice

E. Morgan Pryse, regional director, Bureau of Indian Affairs..

Edward Woozley, State land commissioner, Idaho----

J. W. DeSouza, State highway commission, Oregon.

Therrett Towles, attorney, Spokane, Wash..

Donald C. Callahan, Callahan Consolidated Mining Co-

P. Evan Oscarson, Northwest Mining Association --

A. H. Shoemaker, president, Idaho Mining Association.-

Roger McConnell, chief geologist, Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining Co--

Harry Marsh, secretary, Idaho Mining Association.

Frauk S. Sever, attorney, Oregon and California land-grant counties

of Oregon.

Report of the Bureau of Land Management on hearings in Spokane-----

Declaration of policy, Northwest Mining Association..

Declaration of policy, Idaho Mining Association.-

Declaration of policy, Western Division, American Mining Congress-

Deep discoveries in the Coeur d'Alene mining district of Idaho (by Robert

E. Soronson)--

Record of depth and dividends paid, Coeur d'Alene mining district of

Idaho

Record of pioneer mining man, August Paulsen, Coeur d'Alene mining dis-

trict of Idaho--

Record of a pioneer mining man, Marcus Daly of Montana.

Tribute to a one-armed prospector, T. B. (“Uncle Tommy") McWilliams.

Mine roads bill and Ickes episode--

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