Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Claimjumper Story.

The claim jumper story.  

In December, SITLA's attorney John Andrews sent a letter to Shuman after the school trust lands administration noticed that Gold Rush was marketing leases to school trust lands property that it had not yet acquired. The paperwork for the transaction had not yet been completed, Andrews said, yet the property in Utah's west desert was posted as available on the Internet.

"Gold Rush at that point was selling something it had no legal right to," Andrews said in an interview.

Another letter in April from Andrews to Shuman was more stern, indicating the agency had received information from the BLM and local law enforcement that Gold Rush had staked mining claims on school trust lands and sold them to third parties with no legal right. The letter included a warning that Gold Rush did not have permission to enter the agency's property to stake claims and any violation would be treated as trespassing.

Thiem said he feels like he paid $10,000 to Gold Rush for nothing, and has not had his money refunded.

He and Shuman have exchanged hostile emails and Thiem says now of Gold Rush, "They need to be stopped."

Shuman contends his disgruntled customer doesn't understand the paperwork he has in his own hands that documents legal rights to mining claims. He said he is being fed misinformation by a Tooele County man who wants the claims for himself.

Shuman blames any dust-up on Thomas Waite of Stansbury Park, who he asserts is working for a mining company trying to gobble up claims for itself. Waite confirmed that he is a consultant for a mining company, but he alleges that it's Gold Rush jumping claims.

This us a story about a guy that is now under investigation for selling claims that another individual says he does not or did not have. He also apparently sold a lease on state land he was not entitled to. Here is the story. Just click on the link below. ....

Do a search with "claimjumper".  The story aired May 24, 2012.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Camel Mining Desert Fox Gold Panning Wheel.

The Desert Fox has a folding stand so that it not only can be used in the Action Packer case with 3 gallons of water, it will also work in a stream with the pump furnishing water from the stream. It will also work in any tub or tray that will hold 3" of water in case something happens to your Action Packer. The "copy-cats" build their machine into the Action Packer and that is the only way you can use it!...... Panning concentrates by hand is a time monster that takes the fun and PROFIT out of recreational prospecting. The Desert Fox increases your speed and efficiency by 50 times.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Vandalism at Utah Petroglyph site.

The many petroglyph panels of the Land Hill site reflect the stories and beliefs of the Native Americans who inhabited the area along the Santa Clara River as long as 5,000 years ago. Preservation of this and other archaeological sites gives future generations a glimpse of cultures that thrived in the past.

Anyone caught vandalizing rock art or other types of archeological sites may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, pay fines and restitution costs, and face community service or jail time......