The following email exchange between members of the BLM Medford District's Abandoned Mine Lands Unit and Minerals Division is proof that they KNEW the Sugar Pine Mine was Pre-1955 and had intact Surface Rights. (Even although they actually have the location date wrong because they don't have the complete Chain of Title.) This is the reason they broke the Stay issued against their enforcement, granted to the miners by the IBLA court – to change the location date of the mine to bring it under a different regulatory authority. They actually tampered with documents during a legal case!
The Sugar Pine Mine is the only surviving mining claim group of this age in the state – as you can see being admitted by the lying, cheating, thieving as-yet unindicted co-conspirators at BLM.
This email exchange happened in 2013, BEFORE George and Rick owned the claims. At the time, the claim was owned by the person referred to in the email chain, who is described as “immortal” by a now-former BLM employee, clearly referencing the age and surface status of the claims. He also likens the agency to “the kragan [sic],” misspelling Kraken - a mythical vicious monster. We agree, BLM - you are vicious monsters. But if only you too were fictitious.
The BLM Medford District Lead Geologist entitled the email "one mining claim left in the state located prior to 1866." Well, gee willikers - it's the Sugar Pine Mine! This was the answer to a question she asked a BLM Land Law Examiner - "how many active mining claims were located in 1866 and before?"
The following document is the attachment sent in the email - the Live Serial Register Page which has the original location date of the claim - but again, their date is actually wrong.
BLM you're busted.
And as Zeus would say, “Release the (legal) Kraken!”
NOTE : Before you freak out and man the BLM SWAT truck, Special Agent AS, this is PUBLIC INFORMATION received as a FOIA response - and no, you still can't arrest us for telling the truth about your corrupt, lying agency, sorry. And remember, Special Agent, you're the one who refuses to investigate the crimes committed by BLM employees. That's aiding and abetting, and taking part in the conspiracy to steal private, personal, conveyed items of property.
None of the names of the public servants (ho-ho) are redacted on the document that was sent. This is the document as-is. This is information the public has a right to see.
IMAGE CREDIT :
"Krakken" Chris West Art