The hardrock mining industry owns gold, silver, and other precious metals and minerals beneath an estimated 191,391 acres of U.S. public land in Oregon, resources worth millions of dollars a year, acquired for as little as $0.84 per acre and held in perpetuity for a yearly rental fee as low as $0.62 an acre. Under a 132-year-old law originally intended to spur development of the West, an industry dominated by a handful of multinational corporations pays no federal royalties, and leaves behind a landscape of dramatically diminished value, scarred with tunnels, pits, and toxic waste piles.
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|Company/Individual||Headquarters||Number of Claims||Acreage Claimed||Date(s) Filed|
|21||Richard Q Davis||Albuquerque, NM||20||3,200||2002 to 2003|
|22||United Nuclear Corp||Gallup, NM||141||3,184||2003|
|23||Michael T Dolan||Huntington, OR||38||3,125||1974 to 2002|
|24||Beth Dolan||36||2,960||1979 to 2002|
|25||Lee Dolan||36||2,960||1979 to 2002|
|26||Atlas Gold Mining Inc||Lakewood, CO||139||2,731||1988 to 1993|
|27||Stuart M Nelkin||Houston, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|28||David Cotlar||Houston, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|29||Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff||Houston, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|30||Janis Hampton||Denver, CO||14||2,240||2000|
|31||Robert Hampton||Denver, CO||14||2,240||2000|
|32||Rona Goodman||Dallas, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|33||Adam Goodman||Dallas, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|34||Carol Nelkin||Houston, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|35||Yosefa Lebeau||Richmond, VA||14||2,240||2000|
|36||Dov Nelkin||Richmond, VA||14||2,240||2000|
|37||Bonny Cotlar||Houston, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|38||Mel Chin||Burnsville, NC||14||2,240||2000|
|39||Linda M Brotkin||Dallas, TX||14||2,240||2000|
|40||Sarah Nelkin Trust||Houston, TX||14||2,240||2000|
Some of the claimants in this table may be in partnership with other individuals or companies with a claim to the same land.