Due to recent changes in the requirements for maintaining ownership of claim(s) on public lands, I would like input from those OGH members who, as a group, want to acquire "abandoned" mining claims, inactive mining claims, patented claims, and working shares in a mining operation needing capitol to reopen, or expand their operation, particularly those patented claims that are reasonably accessible, when enough funds become available.
A bank or credit union account can be opened and trustees elected to accept voluntary contributions from those members so inclined, (+ user fees later on) to be used to acquire such claims that contain minerals, especially gold, platinum and silver, in sufficient quantities to warrant the purchase, or to purchase a percentage of active patented claims where contributing members could either perform clean up of ore crushers, trommels, conveyors, etc. when operations are shutdown for maintenance, or be granted access to work older tailings adjacent to these operations. Those claims that have proven reserves can be located within Oregon, as well as AZ, CA, ID, NV, UT, & WA.
A small percentage of the monies collected is to be donated to support the operation of the OGH website. The percentage to be determined by a vote of the paying participants.
The last time I was prospecting in the Riddle area, I saw several abandoned claims located along Cow Creek, and at other locations where I've been told the present or former owners are either now too old to do the required assessment work, and their relatives (in any) are not interested in keeping the claim active, or the claim has been abandoned.
So if you are a member of OGH who believes this idea has merit, and you are serious about participating in this venture, please post your thoughts, or PM me if you prefer. In keeping with the theme, I think this name is appropriate:
(The) OGH Claims Acquisition Group.
If possible, I would like to keep the contributions from the participants reasonable ( $60/individual/year and $100/immediate family/year? ) for those members wanting to join this group.
Last edited by weezy
on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.