The perversity and politics of the 1872 Mining Law Public Deposited

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  • Though inconsistent with many economic standards for resource policy, the Mining Act of 1872 is still a valid management priority on federal lands throughout the western U.S. When the Law was enacted, its stated objective was to promote private development of federally held minerals. However, the Act's free access provisions, the lack of substantial pre-discovery rights, and the retention of outdated claim size limitations are examples of the Law's many problems for commercial mineral developers. No legislative direction has been given since 1872. The longevity of this law is largely the result of the political strength of small-scale miners who fear exclusion from deposits by corporate mineral developers, and the dislike shared by all miners for leasing programs proposed by environmental and administrative reformers.
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