LIVING HISTORY WEST
"Footprints In The Sands Of Time"

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LIVING HISTORY OPPORTUNITIES


PROPERTIES




In the cavalcade of historic events which shaped the destiny of Our Nation, one
stands out in retrospect for its dynamic, far -reaching, long-enduring impact.

It triggered the greatest peaceful migration of all time. It redirected the course of
American History. It blazed the trail to settlement and development of our Nation.
It unlocked a treasure chest of incomparable riches which aroused the envy and
command the respect of the world.

The Spirit Of America, rendered in Pure History. The Historic Figure of the
Prospector has always epitomized the courageous and
entrepreneurial spirit of
America.

When Prospectors first explored the Mountains, little did they know they would
begin a legendary migration to The West. Once it was opened, they came with their
dreams of a new Life and Land. The Frontier demanded courage and
determination.
It shaped strong independent individuals who, because of the
solitude, valued the
 land and the things it had to offer.

Even though to many, the frontier has closed, we Westerners still hold on to some
of that freedom and still retain that ability to improvise. It’s part of what makes
being in The West so Exhilarating.

One of the Rare Opportunities that we Americans have had available to us for
100 years  is the ‘Right’ to Possess and Hold Mining Claims… Real Property.
Little known to most  is that this Opportunity Still Exists Today.

The Opportunity to go Back To The Land. Back To The Basics of our Forefathers.
That same Opportunity which drove our forefathers forward to the
Promised Lands Out West.

How may time have you thought of Owning A Piece Of The Mountains ?
Having A little Retreat Of Your Own. A Hide-a-way Just For You. A Place To
 Regain Some Peace Of Mind, Appreciate And Communicate With Nature.
The
Satisfaction Of Glancing Around You And Seeing The Treasures Of The World.
A Place To Re-establish Family Ties And Communication. . Something To
 Work Together For The Future. The Opportunity To Own A Small Piece
Of Yesteryear - - - Today ! The
Opportunity To Be Part Of History While
Investing In Your Future. And, At A
Price You Can Afford !|! !

Where Else But In America Can You Find An Opportunity Like This - - - Today ?

To us, Mining Claim Ownership exemplifies something important about Life
 in the
American West. Not simply the eccentricity which often accompanies
rugged
individualism, but the Freedom you find here in the Mountains to do
whatever it is
you like and the ability of Westerners to Improvise.

You’ll explore a world far removed from the cities, a world that is only a memory
or a dream in other parts of the country. A world where s Special Breed Of People
tamed a land and forged a new way of life. . . A Special Place where the
Tradition
Of History is surviving and growing.

Discover a Rare New Way Of Life that shares your devotion to Quality . . .
 Quality
in Life, the Environment you are Building, and Creative Rewarding
Ways you
spend Your Leisure Time. Experience the Peaceful Solitude of
Moments our
Forefathers must have known.

Step in to an Adventure filled with Opportunities and Challenges. An Adventure
unlike any experience you’ve ever had. It’s a way of life . . .A Romance that has 
 drawn Men and Women to the West since the beginning of time.

For many, that Adventure remains the most incredible experience of their lives.
An experience rich in lifelong memories, and plans for the future.

This is why we invite you to join the Proud Men and Women Of Mining.
A Family
of Americans who enjoy the simple pleasures that make life worth living
 and who
find many of them with us. 

There is nothing mysterious about Mining Claim Ownership. It’s just knowing how . . .
You’re Forefathers knew very little, but they learned. And, once you
learn, owning
your own Mining Claim Property, your own Real Property, is a
relatively simple
 procedure, full of fun and excitement; bringing to vivid life all the
Romance and
Sheer Adventurous Spirit of the Old West.

The United State Supreme Court has ruled “When the location of a
Mining Claim
is perfected under the ‘1872 Mining’ Law, it has the
effect of  a  Grant By The
United States Of The Right Of Present And
 Exclusive Possession.
The Claim is
Property in the Fullest Sense of that term; and may be sold, transferred,
mortgaged, and inherited . . . And is “Real Property” . . . The owner is not
required
to purchase the claim or secure patent from the United States; but so long as
he complies with the provisions of the mining laws, his Possessory Right,  for
ll practical  purposes of Ownership, is as good as though secured by patent.

Prospecting can be a very Exciting and Rewarding Recreation Or Hobby as well as
A Business. Many Part-Timers own Mining Property and they are people just like
yourself,  who started out with little or no knowledge and went forth to learn and
claim their ‘Piece Of The Rock’. In the U. S. almost all mining for Gems is done
by private Individuals who are, Amateurs.
Many are Part-Timers, Week-Enders, and/or Vacation-Time Miners.

Many Mineral Deposits do not require large mining operations or activities to obtain.
Much is done with hand tools (small picks and shovels), and on foot or
horseback.

 
For 25 + years my wife and I and our children Lived On A Mining Claim in the
 
Mountains. We Built our Comfortable Cabin from Native Logs and Mined Amazonite 
(Amazon Stone ) and Other Gem Stones and Rare Earth Minerals;
Enjoying the
Wilderness and the Opportunity to Live With The Land as our
Forefathers Did.

Many Advantages, including Tax Advantages, are Available To You as
a Mining
Claim Owner Such As; No Property Tax, Deductions For Investment
Depreciation, Equipment, and Trip Expenses To Your Property. How About  A
Tax Deductible Vacation and / or Weekender. Not To Mention The Income potential.
Now, more than ever before, in these times of Economic Uncertainty and World unrest
,
you need a back up. A Wise Man will make more Opportunities than he
finds. The only security in life is your own ability to sustain. Hard times,
economic
problems, depression, disaster; Your Mining Claim Will Always Be
There To Fall
Back On ! ! !


A trip to a World of the Past can have a Peace and Quiet, Opportunity
 and
Security, that is rare today.


We’ll Escort You Through Another Corner Of History
That Is Alive And Thriving
Today.


Of course, the best way for you to judge the quality and value of this is
to examine
and explore it.
That Is Why We Are Here . . . To Help and Guide ! !


A New Idea Can Be A Fascinating Thing To Watch; And Especially If You
Have
One Of The Best Seats In The House.


This is The Kind Of History You’ll Like And Live . . . History That Goes Beyond
The Textbooks . . . History That Deals With The How To Really Do It.


You’re about to embark on A Great Adventure Of Learning And Discovery.


This Moment From The Past Can Come Alive For You Through Our . . .

‘LIVING HISTORY OPPORTUNITIES’

Thank You . . . And Welcome To . . . .

LIVING HISTORY WEST ! !

THE SPELL

There’s a place out there and it’s Haunting;

It’s luring me on, as of Old;

Yet it isn’t the Gems that I’m wanting.

So much as to find, and to Hold.

It’s the magnificent Land out yonder,

It’s the forest where Silence has lease;

It’s the Beauty that thrills me with Wonder,

It’s the Stillness that fill me with Peace.

If you are Seriously Interested in Living History Opportunities Mining Property, or
Other Living History West Opportunities;

Contact Dr. Ross . . . wilderness1983@yahoo.com To Arrange a Telephone conference Appointment.

Living History Opportunities

Copyright (c) 1987 - All Rights Reserved... Ross B. and Candace Marie De Catur Huston

 
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PROPERTY FOR SALE:   EXAMPLE


LOCATION: Approximately 10 miles north of Florissant, Co.
Altitude is approximately 8,500 ft.
Rolling Terrain.

ACCESS: Good. Light 4 wheel drive can be used in favorable weather conditions.     
Note: FS Road 360 and other Jeep Trails are not maintained in the Winter.

Each Property is a 600ft. By 1500ft. Mining Claim, approximately 20.66 acres.
Borders are contiguous. The area has beautiful aspen and pine timber; Access trail
work may be necessary. Mineral deposit is Amazonite (Amazon Stone) accompanied by
Smoky Quartz, Topaz, Fluoride, and Rare Earth Minerals. Amazonite is a beautiful
 Blue/Green Gem Stone sought after for The Gems as well as Collectors Specimens
combined with Smoky Quartz, Topaz, and Fluoride. Very valuable. Gems are generally
accessed from above ground and not by underground shafts. There are no improvements
 or available electricity. This is a back to nature property. Beautiful and remote.

As A Mining Claim; You Own The Mineral Rights And An Exclusive Right To Possession
Of The Land,  Under The 1872 Mining Laws and Subsequent Supreme Court Decisions.
You have No Property Taxes .  However, you are required to do a minimum of $100.00
 labor value assessments to the each property each  year (that is the value of your labor
toward the exploration of minerals and/or improvements to the property). It is
Real Property in every sense of the word. Title is Passed by A Deed, as with any other 
Real Property. You have the right to take legal tax deductions on depreciation of your
 investment and trip expenses to  your property, as well as equipment, etc.

How about a tax deductible vacation and/or weekenders?

YOU SHOULD CONSIDER YOUR PURCHASE AS A MINERAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT WITH RECREATIONAL BONUSES AND TAX ADVANTAGES.
 A PLACE THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY WHILE MAKING MONEY,
IF  YOU WISH...... EVERY AMOUNT OF WORK YOU DO TO IMPROVE
 THIS PROPERTY WILL INCREASE THE VALUE. ADDITIONALLY;
YOUR MINING CLAIMS IS PROPERTY YOU CAN FALL BACK TO,
 AND DEPEND ON. A HEDGE AGAINST DISASTER AND/OR DEPRESSION. 
A REAL 'PIECE OF THE ROCK'.

My Wife And I And Our Children Lived On A Mining Claim For 25 Years. We built our
Home(s), raised our children, kept our livestock(horses,goats,chickens,etc.), raised and
sold exotic pets, hunted  and trapped, and conducted our Education and
Medical Ministry – Wilderness Christian Institute, from this location.
Our Mining Business supported our family and Our Ministry.

If you are seriously interested in this property, please E-Mail me back.
I will be pleased to answer  any  additional questions you have.

God Bless You and Your Family, and Have A Great Year ! !


Dr. Ross
wilderness1983@yahoo.com




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COURT DECISIONS EXCERPTS

In a landmark case , the Supreme Court stated that: "When the location of a mining

claim is perfected under the law, it has the effect of a grant by the United States of the

right of present and exclusive possession. The claim is property in the fullest sense of

that term; and may be Sold, Transferred, Mortgaged, and Inherited without infringing

any right or title of the United States and is considered real property."

“ In ordinary English, a "claim " is merely a demand for something, or an assertion
of a right where the right has not been established. The phrase "mining claim"
therefore probably connotes to most laymen an unsupported assertion or demand from
which no legal rights can be inferred. But that is emphatically not so. In law,
the word "claim" in connection with the phrase "mining claim" represents
a federally recognized right in real property. The Supreme Court has established
that a mining "claim" is not a claim in the ordinary sense of the word--a mere
assertion of a right--but rather is a property interest, which is itself real property
in every sense, and not merely an assertion of a right to property.”

“The owner of a mining claim owns property, and is not a mere social guest of the
 Department of the Interior to be shooed out the door when the Department chooses.”

“The owner of a mining or mill site claim does not need a patent, or avested right
 to issuance of a patent, to possess and use the property for legitimate mining or
milling purposes. A mining or mill site claim is property in the fullest sense of the
word. Despite the absence of a patent, the government cannot take the a valid
mining claim for public use without paying compensation. The owner of a perfected
mining or mill site claim is not required . . . to secure patent from the United States;
but so long as he complies with all provisions of the mining laws, his possessory right,
 for all practical purposes of ownership, is as good as though secured by patent.”

 “The Army had been sent to Nome to bring order during its gold rush, and the 
president established a federal reservation for the Army base. The Court, in an  
opinion by Justice Brandeis, held that a company holding a mining claim at the site
 was entitled to compensation for the taking, with interest from the date of the reservation.
This case establishes that the government cannot reserve its own land from an
 unpatented mining claim without paying the owner the value of the claim, because
 an unpatented mining claim is Property."

“A dwelling is reasonably incident to a genuine mine or mill site. The need of humans
to eat, sleep, and relax in the remote locations where mines have often developed has
 always necessitated mining camps, bunkhouses, and other dwellings.”

“When the location of a mining claim is perfected under the law, it has the effect of
 a grant by the United States of the right of present and exclusive possession. The
 claim is property in the fullest sense of that term . . . ." The Court held that the
 owner of a perfected mining claim "is not required . . . to secure patent from the
 United States; so long as he complies with all provisions of the mining laws,
his possessory right, for all practical purposes of ownership, is as good as
though secured by patent."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District has upheld in its entirety the
1872 Mining Laws. In the case of USA vs. Shumway, opinion filed 12/28/1999,
regarding mining claims and mill site claims, Judge Kleinfeld has ruled that the
mining law is still in effect .....

An unpatented mining claim remains a fully recognized possessory interest and that
FEDERAL MINING CLAIMS ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY WHICH ENJOY THE
 FULL PROTECTION OF THE AMENDMENT.

The court held that the unpatented title of a locatoris property in the fullest
sense of the word
"....the Forest Service may regulate use of National Forest Lands ,
BUT ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT THE REGULATIONS ARE “RESONABLE”
AND DO NOT IMPERMISSIBLY ENCROACH ON LEGITIMATE USES INCIDENT
TO MINING CLAIMS. CONGRESS HAS REFUSED TO REPEAL THE MINING
LAW OF 1872. ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES LACK AUTHORITY EFFECTIVELY
TO REPEAL THE STATUTE BY REGULATIONS.

The locators of all mining locations…so long as they comply with the laws…
shall have the EXCLUSIVE right of possession and enjoyment of ALL surface
located wthin the lines of their location…
 




     

  

        
     

    
  




                             

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