As human-powered outdoor recreation enthusiasts, we all need metal, from climbing carabiners and bike frames to trekking poles and ski edges.
However, there remains a problem: 19th century values and policy are guiding 21st century high-tech mining technology. The laws adopted in 1872 to govern prospecting with a pick and shovel and to help settle the West before the invention of the light bulb are the same laws in use today. These outdated laws place no regard for the new values and economic future of the west. Read the November 14, 2007 NewsWire and Joe Josephson’s blog for more information.
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