Exeter NH & Tombstone AZ UFO sightings anniversary REVELATIONS

           The Exeter UFO Incident
                             Sept. 3rd, 1965

                     A Vision of the Mission

Just before 2 A.M., September 3, 1965, on Route 150 about 20 miles
north of Haverhill, Massachusetts, lights stream through the trees ahead, blue-white,
like intense carbon-arc lamps or aircraft landing lights. Behind Carl Dining’s farm, the horses are
in a panic; the dog is barking. At the back corner of the hayfield, uphill toward Brewer’s the
lights in the woods beyond the pasture cast vivid black shadows, while everything in the beams
glows phosphorescently. But for the horses and the neighbor’s dog, all else is silent.
Faintly, the sound of a car engine comes up the hill toward Exeter and the man
crouching in fear in the shallow ditch by the side of the narrow two lane road, just past the
farm. He and the driver’s attention are on the source of the mysteriously floating source of the
lights, now flashing and moving above the trees and the field.
Only Norman had a clear view from the side of the road at that point, above the field.
He was stunned, realizing what had risen out of the woods had “hopped” over the trees and had
landed in the field… silently. The driver was coasting to stop – quite near Norman – to see what
had landed in the field, expecting to hear a helicopter’s engines as he shut off the car and
opened the door to step out.
‘It couldn’t be an aircraft.’ The observers thought, correctly, being familiar with the B-52’s
and other planes flying out of Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, only a few miles away,
visible and highly audible, particularly at tree-top level.
The driver realized too, what was at hand, but for both young men, standing frozenly
witnessing, intensely aware that the flashing lights had stopped moving, the moment was
balancing upon a knife edge; neither was aware of the other; they were each focused only upon
the object behind the lights.
“They know I’m here!” Each thought. Trying to avoid panic, each experienced a flood of
thoughts as though the stream of consciousness had just turned into a torrent and swept them
A flash was all the neighbors noticed, but for Norman Muscarello and Frank Lavoie, it
was the moment of seeing the Face of the Future.
Twenty-five years later, long after John G. Fuller’s book, Incident at Exeter, ONE of
them realized that it had been a VISION OF THE MISSION, transmitted in the synchrotron
flash, a Door to All Time.
The saucer was only about twenty-five feet across, but its ‘presence’ made it appear
larger as it lifted off and drifted across the open field toward the road, just barely over their
heads. Norman turned and stepped out of the roadside ditch and ran for Frank’s car. They raced
toward Exeter’s Police Station, next to Murphy’s Bakery. Frank’s Ford 358 spinning the tires
easily in a squealing, smoking burnout, with the engine making enough of a roar to bring the
people at Brewer’s house outside in time to see the saucer brushing and singeing the top of the
Elm tree behind the garage.
The “Vicky” was speeding down Route 150, both Holley four-barrel carburetors drawing
fuel at full throttle. Drifting away silently, the UFO flashed, soon to be seen by hundreds of
witnesses over a two week span.
“Man, what am I going to do now? After the Betty and Barney Hill case, I got serious
about UFO’s and joined NICAP. I’m a UFO Investigator for the National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomenon. After what we saw, how can I be objective?”
Yeah, I heard about the Hill abduction. I don’t want the Merchant Marines to hear
about this, they’re my only hope to escape the draft. I’ll tell the cops I got picked up by an
elderly couple that didn’t want to get involved… but I gotta report this, its still out there!”
Norman was looking intently out the windshield at the sky.
“You gotta do that so the cops will call me with a UFO sighting, and then I can see you
officially to do the report. Then its real and you won’t look crazy.”
“Be at my place at 79 ½ Front Street about 6:30.”
“I’ll bring donuts. This is weird, like I already know you.”
What neither of them expected was that before their sunrise rendezvous, too soon, the
saucer would return to the same spot, and that two police officers, Bertrand and Hunt,
examining the site with Norman before dawn, would also experience “The Flash”, and they
would all be overcome in the following hours by a puzzling and powerful sense of Deja-vu.
{Upon meeting again during the days and weeks that the UFO was in the area, the feeling we
experienced repeatedly was a focus of John Fuller’s investigation, guided by Frank, who
seemed to uncannily find witnesses, including the mother of his future wife. }
Thousands of people saw it, and more than a few had close encounters.
At Norman’s that morning, {I’d gotten my call within hours.} I joked about how quickly things
had happened, how 6:30 was still an hour away, but already more people had
seen it. I’d barely finished my sketch of the UFO, with its rotating circle of flashing lights, the
two tiny red lights, every detail, and phoned in the report to Washington
when it occurred to me that because the cops had seen it, and called me, it was likely the news
media was on its way already.
Sure enough, looking outside I could see there were several cars being parked.
“Norm, better make more coffee, there newsmen on their way up your driveway, and
their gonna knock on your door any moment. I’m sure glad I got to see this one. That thing was
fantastic! But Norm, you gotta keep our secret.”
He did.

 Norman Muscarello is being inducted into the Exeter UFO Hall of Fame this weekend,
during the Exeter (NH) UFO Conference at the Town Hall.
Frank Lavoie, Sept. 3rd, 2010

A-10’s chased a giant UFO across S.E. Arizona
On August 25th, 2009

The Tombstone UFO Incident

Tombstone, AZ Sept.1st. 2010 It’s the first anniversary of an amazing sighting in 2009 of a humongous UFO,
but authorities associated with the military interception and tracking of the ‘mother-ship’ have not been forthcoming,
and the sighting
seems not to have appeared in the media, so the eyewitness & author of this report
has issued an invitation for witnesses (including radar operators and pilots) -specially residents of Cochise County-
 to add their reports, anonymously if desired.


“I heard an unusual roar of aircraft engines, above what I usually associate with
‘the twins’, a pair of A-10 ‘Warthogs’ regularly seen patrolling the southern Arizona
skies near Sierra Vista’s Ft. Huachuca, though I assumed A-10’s I saw northerly
near Benson may have been from Davis-Monthan AFB in South Tucson. I stepped
outside to look.

"Six A-10’s at high throttle passing over Tombstone at 8:10 PM alarmed residents
[some, like myself, Air Force veterans.] who assumed from experience in the border zone,
that an intercept of a smuggler’s aircraft was imminent. Those who did more than merely
glance out their windows were not expecting three sets of ‘twins’, much less all of them
using afterburners. I watched from an open area with little obstructing my view of the sky
as the 3 pairs of A-10’s took a direct heading in line toward an area over the southern
Chiricahua Mtns. {N. of Douglas}

"In what may have been New Mexico airspace [judging from thunderstorm clouds and
TV radar]  -at about 40 air miles, the target of intercept seemed to be a set of three dim
orange small round lights moving together some distance apart as a vertical equilateral
triangle, base down.

"The first pair of ‘twins’ -south of the lights [my right facing southeast]-turned left to
intersect the object’s flight path. It was advancing toward my position faster than the A-10’s.
The scale at distance of first discernment was that A-10 wingtip lights could barely
be resolved as a pair for each aircraft. The interceptors were no less than 1200 feet apart.

 "Relative to the A-10’s the dull, pale orange lights appeared as round lanterns a magnitude

less bright [1/10th] than the A-10 wingtip lights, but rock-steady in position relative to
each other and moving with the same dreadnought speed and motion together relative
to the ground.  "By comparison, the A-10’s drifted like hawks despite their flying directly
into a left banking turn as tandem pairs struggling to attain side-by-side formation,
the result was their trailing the object at its port aft and falling further behind as the other
pilots tried to follow more closely.

 "The advance toward my observation point of the lights, attended by the throttle-up

of each pair of planes in turn, as they banked together, brought me to think this triangle
of lights was traveling faster than they [the A-10’s ] were. I moved to an unobstructed view
of the northeast and north sky as it was apparent the orange lights were passing between
Elfrida and Tombstone over South Pass of the Dragoon Mtns.
"Coming closer, with the A-10’s still trailing behind, were two more orange lights,
identical to those of the forward triangle, one above the other, at some distance directly
behind and aligned with the point of it.

"All the yellowish orange lights were moving together in very precise tandem with the
aft two on the center-line, the bottom of which was level with the triangle’s base.
The upper one directly over the lower, all five lights rock-steady relative to each other,
as if they were mounted on some gigantic ‘aircraft carrier’ about two miles long.

"The rapid progress over me, about 30 degrees from zenith from north-east to north-west,
and the scale of what was being intercepted and‘escorted’ struck me. The A-10’s were
still attempting to pull alongside the ‘front’ of the light assemblage at high throttle,
…with typical wobbles and banking adjustments.

"The sheer stability of the ‘formation’ and its size became evident as the A-10’s inability
to keep up was dramatically echoed by repeated afterburner attempts by all six trailing
pairs of aircraft. I could assume the pilots were having difficulty adjusting speed in part
due to the challenge of estimating the speed of such a large object.

"As it eclipsed stars with the volume outlined by its lights the last possibility of
interpreting this as five distinct, separate objects disappeared.

"The scale of the “intercepted object” could be estimated many times in the five or more
minutes of approach. Its appropriate to describe the ‘object’ upon which the lights were
affixed as moving very like an aircraft carrier or stealth submarine on very calm waters.
An estimate based on size, position, and distance from the observer was made using
the A-10’s: at least 7500 feet, more likely twice that long, and at least 1750 feet wide.
"At closest approach, it seemed the UFO was long enough to serve as a runway
compared to the aircraft. It was not more than two miles away; the jet engines of the
interceptors were very distinct. The flight path was over the intersection of Hwy’s. 80
and 82 north of Tombstone. The altitude was about 4000 ft. {8600′ above sea level};
the heading from there was westerly to west, passing over the Whetstone Mtns. to the
West of Mustang Corners, north of Ft. Huachuca, in a slow curve, still trailing the
planes -two posted near the ‘tail’ [port side] and four some 1200 ft behind, as
close as five of them would get.
"As this close encounter procession began to move away from my position,
the inside wing-man of the lead pair seemed to have gotten authorization to abuse
‘His" A-10, or he just lost patience, or a panic feeling set in as the realization that
this huge UFO could continue toward Tucson at its current bearing. I clearly heard
that A-10’s engines throttled beyond 100% and then the afterburners’ roar as the UFO
attained the lower slopes of the Whetstones.

"The UFO started a slow left southward turn at which point the A-10 which had

been gaining a position just off the port bow orange light was being‘closed in on’
to within about six to ten A-10 widths.

The A-10 was forced to gain altitude to avoid collision,
allowing the UFO to pass underneath
by 800 to 1000 feet.

"That A-10 then descended & resumed a similar position off  the starboard bow light,
which (position) he maintained for a short distance as the UFO (at about 12 degrees
above the horizon) continued its turn [without any banking] passing just west of the
Mustang Mountains into the San Rafael Valley and down the West flank of the Huachuca
Mountains, but still visible above the ridge-line as seen from Tombstone’s Walnut Gulch just

south of the 80/82 intersection.

 "The UFO gained distance ahead of the planes, still distinguishable, as the entourage
completed the turn over the high southern peaks of the Huachuca Mountains south of

Sierra Vista. They assumed a straight path which I recognized as a return to the area
of origin-toward New Mexico airspace.

"The UFO and its chase planes, after completing the circuit of Ft. Huachuca

continued to disappear to the southeast taking about 20 minutes for the entire
episode described. I found myself saying aloud to my neighbors who had been
outside too:
 “Those pilots have one hell of an experience to tell their kids about, don’t they!

Note: {I sighted the same “escorted” giant UFO during a family camping trip around Sept. 10th.
from the west side of the San Rafael valley, on the same flight path! All of our party got at least
a short view of it, confirming what I had seen a week+ prior.}

Considering the probability that the many witnesses to the clear-sky early evening
UFO included those A-10 pilots and involved (AF) Base Flight Operations Officers, radar
records can confirm the incident. Perhaps the complete vulnerability and helplessness the
military then experienced was the reason The Tombstone UFO Incident has yet to hit the
national news. After a year, however, without any functioning National Security in the
Border War Zone and lack of any honest intellectual disclosure by Ft. Huachuca or the Air
Force, or DHS, it’s incumbent upon this witness to publish the sighting for truth sake, and
to focus the public onto “the imperative of answers”.

Respectfully submitted by Frank Lavoie, Sept. 1st 2010 at Tombstone, AZ

While traitors prosper, none among them dare call it treason

We are the Dragons guarding the Treasures.
On the Imperative of Defense of Private & Public Property rights against Federal Attack
We are obligated to disallow, deny, and stop acts of hostility & violations of Civil Rights,
Civil Liberties, and National Security by the BLM + Forest Service by making public:
1. Charges and evidence of improprieties;
2. Charges and evidence of misconduct;
3. Charges and evidence of misappropriation of funds by failing to
perform services;
4. Charges and evidence of failing to protect the lands and resources
from damage and Unauthorized Removals of resources;
5. Charges and evidence of Failing to Deny Haven & Sanctuary to
Criminals and Terrorists;
6. Charges and evidence the BLM & Forest Service are Knowingly
Providing Haven & Sanctuary to Criminals & Terrorists;
7.Charges and evidence the BLM & Forest Service are Knowingly
Providing support to criminals & terrorists;
8. Charges and evidence that the BLM and Forest Service have
illegally denied Public Use of Public Lands by acts and omissions;
9. Charges and evidence of illegal interference by the Forest Service
and BLM with Public possession & control of Mining Claims;
10. Charges, evidence, and testimony that the President has stated
his intention to continue to deny security in the border zone pending
Comprehensive Immigration Law Reform passage.
 {Effectively abandoning residents of the “Gun-Belt” to their own self-defense, security, and
means to safeguard our resources, our water supplies, our wildlife, our
recreation opportunities, our Right to Gather on Public Lands, and most
importantly, to control the Legacy of The Mineral Estate Grant of 1866, the actual
source of all future wealth, and the foundation, the substance, behind any future
national currency and pride.}
Therefore the summary charge is TREASON.
Only unconditional surrender shall preclude subsequent declaration of WAR.

“Criminal FEDS OUT OF Arizona!” “We shall close the Border and Damn the
Cartel members on both sides, right up to their presidents, watch us!” It’s the TRUTH.

“We are the dragons”… the explication.
Despite all those who think the old ‘strike it rich’ days of amateur
prospecting were over long before ‘Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ was
color-ized, and despite the fact that many Norde Americanos cannot
operate a Geiger Counter, there persists a large and growing number of
True Believers who know they are not delusional dreamers with a
Gambling-on-Nature obsession. Somewhere between the valley of despair
and the peak of lusty greed are undisputed real deposits of mineralogical
legend, and some newly recognized sources of mineral wealth. Foreseen
140 years ago, the people’s reserved mineral estate was intended to
remain in the people’s control, for their benefit and welfare. It was also
wisely conveyed in 1866 to the people for that purpose, not sold or given to
corporations nor to government. Today, the wisdom of that Mineral Estate
Grant is patently obvious, with so much visible corporate control of corrupt
government -resulting in an intolerable looting of the Treasury, regardless
of the law, the Constitution, or Private Property Rights. When Corporate
greed conspires with political predation, we and future generations are
deprived of the basic sources of water, wealth, prosperity, and subsequent
Noble it has been, to preserve and protect our freedoms, our
liberties, and the resources of prudent peoples, as it still is, to revolt
against the predations and usurpations of corporate and government
special interests and their actions which have not been authorized by
representations of the people’s will. I have promoted the ideas vindicated
by law, practice, and precedent; I have fostered the understanding of such
principles in practice; I have participated in research intended to bring
unfair and prejudicial mismanagement of Our Mineral Estate into the light,
with plans and programs incorporating solutions into my reports*.
*{Appearing in the WAR360 Blog titled “From the Desk of Frank Lavoie
concerning the Legacy of the Mineral Estate Grant of 1866.”} Since 1981,
I have advocated for appropriate recognition of what may be called
“Artisan” specialty mining, or “Small Mines”, which means the overlapping
legal gray area of amateur recreational mineral “production”, and small
commercial operations making “No significant surface impact”; if you think
historic ‘pick & shovel’ digging, that’s included, along with backhoes and
bulldozers, drilling and blasting, and small scale quarries or mines, too. It
does Not include corporate, industrial classic hole-in-the-ground mines.
We are the Dragons…
The un-grasped irony is in the lack of adequate perception of the
nature and extent and value of the dispersed deposits of special and rare
minerals. Many professional mineralogists, geologic specialists &
researchers, as well as huge numbers of serious mineral collectors and
real gem hunters & miners, as well as the enthusiastic public beyond the
five million active ‘rock-hounds’ and gold seekers know, (without the
occasional public TV reminders that strikes of significance are still being
made) there are major, known deposits of valuable minerals & gems which
are still potentially very productive. But we also know that for too long the
Federal Government, while showing huge favors to corporate mining, has
been constructing an unjustified mountain of obstacles & red tape to block
citizens and families, groups, clubs, and new partnerships of ambitious,
die-hard unemployed who want to be miners run their own businesses.
We, here, now, share with others an open-minded ability to see the
opportunities and legacy outlined here. We may differ in our estimates of
how gigantic the resources are, and what methods we will employ to utilize
them most prudently, but we can little afford to overlook the threats to Our
control of our own wealth, health, property and resources, our rights and
liberties, independence & freedom. Some of you, even those not
considering themselves as prospectors, miners, mineral collectors,
adventure guides, or wilderness camp residents, can still see clearly the
critical battleground for private property rights and feel strongly inclined to
choose the peaceful path of self-reliance over the instability of city life.
A life ‘underground’ off-the-grid is better than an uncertain future
underwater, with diminishing freedom. We support the choice and
encourage those who choose to be self-empowered by exercising
Homestead Rights; That the Public Lands are for Public Use, possession,
and occupancy, residency, and personal use.
“OK, Mr. “President” where’s my 40 acres and a mule? I want to start
working right now! I’d don’t need no stinkin’ job, I have skills I want to put
to use right now, so stop stopping me! I don’t want no part of you nor
your corporate enslavement schemes. I will only work for myself and my
family, not to fund some criminal war. I will no longer accept “NO” for an
answer. I will not wait until tomorrow. I shall use my freedom while I still
have any, to get what I need, to save what is ours, and to protect it for my
We are the Dragons…part two: “Survival of the Free-est Minds”
“While traitors prosper, none among them dare call it treason.”
On first blush, licensing & permitting of crafts & trades like medicine
and electricians would seem simply to protect ‘amateurs’ from poisonings
and electrocutions. But there is great weight to the contrary view that such
licensing & regulation, for the most part unenforceable, also prevents a
majority of reasonable & prudent citizens from teaching, learning, and
practicing the wisdoms and survival skills and truths that all have a right to
know. A license did not prevent Blackwater from electrocuting soldiers in
their showers in Iraq. It prevented those ‘outside’ the ‘trade’ from knowing
enough to see the mistakes and the danger, from being competent enough
to avoid the fatal consequences.
The net result is an artificial and corrupt scheme which channels and
restrains the distribution of information, limits access to and practice of
informed consent, fully informed juries, peer review of science, or inventive
advancement impacts on obsolete knowledge & practices. Everything is
diminished by obsolete government- that is to say government which exists
without most of its prime directive + mission of empowering advancing and
protecting Self-governance (individual, not collective) being accomplished,
is illegitimate and failed.
Not everyone can be a doctor, but all of us Are our own doctors. Not
everyone can free their minds, but all of us have free will. Wisdom is the
Universe’s Gift, free for all, but Humanity must GRASP it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Why are we here, but for those who have gone before
us, and for those yet to be; for those who cannot be here, now, with us, doing what
only we can do; we have chosen Not to Waste our own futures nor that of others. We
have gathered here, for many depend upon us, not to ‘Praise Caesar’ nor make
theater. The vision of our mission is clear. WE deny haven & sanctuary to criminals
and terrorists. We deny safe passage to smugglers, slave traders, and WMD’s. We
stand together unafraid of cowards or cartels, establishing peace by protecting and
defending all innocent citizens from harms, injuries, and predations allowed by both
corrupt governments. How? By stopping the political betrayal & entrapment of a
fraudulent border. We defy an Executive Order to leave the border open, seeing it as
a continuing terroristic extortion in exchange for compliance and acceptance of
‘amnesty’, for a block of votes…for corporate cheap labor kickbacks…
It is TREASON we have no obligation to tolerate.

We are the Dragons…part 2 “Survival of the Free-est”
Veterans like myself can attest to frustration in owning a business but being
constrained from attaining certain growth & success by unreasonable unnecessary
government red tape -permits, tax forms, hiring documents, insurance…there is a very
long list of obstacles. It’s even more aggravating knowing that the only effects these
laws regulations and requirements accomplish is an artificial restraint of trade, honest
trade, while failing to affect the dishonest or effect protection of a trade or business. In
the collapsing of corrupt governments and visible signs of rising rebellion, many sole
proprietorships, regardless of solvency, liquidity, or stability in a free market, are
prudent to reconsider how to continue, to survive, much less thrive under current
conditions. {Not to mention when schemes being imposed reach our front doors.} It
should be no surprise, then, despite ignorant mis-characterizations and oversimplifications,
that some form of anarchy is underway, independent of that structured upon simple resistance
or tax revolt. The prevailing notion of “WE don’t need no stinkin’
badges.” has resurfaced, but this time as a joyous choice: that if we merely shrug off
our own self-imposed limitations, and STOP playing along with or cooperating with the
schemes of “license”, “permit”, and relegating responsibility to the state or other
‘regulatory agency’, if we merely state: ”I am an unlicensed contractor” or make such
honest disclaimers, we begin to be free to succeed!
As an independent miner, I’ve been advantaged by productive land and the
proximity of the largest annual mineral industry trade show at Tucson, AZ. But this year,
producers, dealers, and artisans have been concerned by the uncertainties of the
market and the economy, and Tucson’s ability to support the venue. Recent news has
not been encouraging for the 2011 show, and little time remains to make major
adjustments. What optimism remains has little energy to be applied to counter the
controversies now troubling Southern Arizona. We may have a solution for a few
domestic mining businesses. Our mining camp is very near the border, consequently all
the illegals and smugglers passing through are in a great hurry to get far beyond there –
going Northerly to get far away from the border. Though our camp is relatively secure,
we have had but a few guests. We have shown that we can establish a presence
without conflict, and the smugglers, upon detecting the highly visible encampment, have
avoided us wherever we go. For the ambitious, the brave, and the enthusiastic, the
secret has leaked out: Amethyst Ranch is The Strike Worth Defending.
Loyalty & commitment & earnest efforts offered may be as welcome &
valuable an investment as any we may consider. We issue Joint Venture
Agreements. We have many years of production ahead to share. We are a
very private mining operation protected by trade secrets, proprietary data,
and ground-penetrating radar proven analytical prospecting methodology.
Timeless Mining Company has a production record of 20 tons in 35 years.
Check out: goldrushexpeditions.com as an example of what we envision.
And: BickelCamp.org as the format we could use for public adventure prospecting expeditions and
guide service after the change of government.
We have top references. Consider joining us. AmethystRanch@gmail.com

Mining Wars

As talented and adept at expressing myself as I am, and writing lucidly intellectual honest research and subsequent opinion, I must apologize for being completely inadequate to the task of disparaging Amerika in any vicious fashion commensurate or adequate to the damnation, condemnation, decapitation that it, by any god’s justice, so deserves and is so long overdue to receive, perhaps, as some expect imminently, by the very foudroyant hand of God.
To whom it may concern:
We consider it irrational, unreasonable and irresponsible to accept or tolerate USFS and BLM actions in the Border Zone of Arizona. Both are in defiance and contempt of 36 CFR Part 261  of Dec. 8th, 2008. They are in clear Prima Facie violations of permittee rightts, acted to deny due process, interfered with the lawful conduct of mining in process, unjustly causing financial losses & negative effects beyond the scope of their authority. Little research is required to confirm that operational small mines can & will widen production without interference from government, & can replace corporate giants in supporting the economy of Arizona, for the giants ship out their ore for processing, escaping the payment of royalties. Corporate giants are little restrained from a feeding frenzy upon small operations and their mineral estates. No surprise then small miners are voicing their declarations that their rights are NOT abbrogated, abridged, forfeited, limited, affected, negated, removed or transfered without permission or DUE PROCESS. We declare, demand, & require, exactly as a county sheriff’s authority allows, that the FS/BLM is, by default, removed from the Public Lands by the stewards of record of the mineral estate, and may take whatever measures found prudent and necessary, including the powers of arrest and the use of deadly force. This authority extends beyond the mining claim boundaries to where the agent, instument, or perpetrator of any violation or act affecting mining claim ownership, operation, occupancy, safety, security, privacy, quiet enjoyment, trade secrets or proprietary data, marketability, profitability, or future production. Yes, this would include highgraders & claim-jumpers as well as, you guessed it, "officials" & corporate landsharks & their political toadies.

From the desk of Frank Lavoie

Concerning the Legacy of the Mineral Estate

Granted to The People [not government nor corporation] by Presidential

Proclamation in 1866, and the Imperative to Save both The Estate and the

Citizens’ Control over the great national minerals treasure as per the 1872

Mining Law and the Decision of 36 CFR Part 261 of 8 December, 2008 from

the usurpations and derelictions of the USDI, BLM and Forest Service,

to wit, the Minerals Management which contributed to the on-going death of

the Gulf of Mexico.

I herein document the FS/BLM/USDA practice of intentional mismanagement from 1984 to 2010 : A brief set of well documented examples of not just incompetence, but of purposeful denial of due process, discovery rights, mineral rights, occupancy and operational rights of mining claims and other lawful uses of the Public Lands, but also, very importantly NOW -along the Border with Mexico in the Coronado National Forest of Arizona, “Failing to deny haven or sanctuary to criminals or terrorists”, and “Knowingly providing sanctuary and support to criminals and terrorists.”

Therefor, be On Notice, Concurrent with the Right and Privilege of owning and operating a mining operation on claims upon the Public Lands the Mine Owner has the responsibility to Protect the Lands, the Resources, and the Legacy of the Mineral Estate Grant . There is no legal obligation by the miner to absorb, absolve, or share the liability of the surface and subsurface resource administrators, on behalf of the citizens or other permittees, just to conduct one’s own operation so as to not create cause for legal action. When the Forest Service and BLM act in “Plain Error” and directly cause harm, loss, damage, and clearly actionable violation of due process, private property rights & civil liberties, it’s the obligation and duty for the owner of the mineral estate to take whatever steps as he is sovereign upon the Estate to hold and occupy it.

 The FS, without justification or due process has acted to bring both the livelihood and occupation and operation of profitable mines to a halt with the stewardship and protections of the resources, lands, and Legacy also stopping. Almost immediately begins unauthorized mineral materials removals, vandalism and theft, which makes the economic impacts further reaching and likely to increase while the unfortunately abused small miner is out of work pending resolution of a “mistake” done on purpose to achieve what is not supported by regulation or court decision. That makes it prudent and reasonable to include protection strategies from mismanagement or worse, for the plain reality is that smugglers, criminals, and terrorists are currently using the Coronado National Forest, and the administration’s corruption to their advantage. I may surmise that the officials are both cowardly in failing to promote and protect permittees, and suspect of complicity and cooperation with the Cartel to keep potential witnesses out of the smuggling corridors if only by virtue of their patently uncooperative and hostile relations with those brave citizens willing to undertake the risk and expense of developing profitable small mines for the benefit of a large part of economically depressed southern Arizona.

There’s no honor in winning a fight that could have been avoided.

I personally find no advantage to fighting; it’s in error to think there is justice or an element of ‘fairness’ in a ‘battle’ in which one party has a chance to defeat the other. I generally refuse to

fight, preferring instead to just win/end the war. Just show absolutely no mercy, and do not participate in a ‘fight’, a court battle, a lawsuit, an appeal. Do not dignify or legitimize by response a bureaucratic red tape attempt to interfere with the honest conduct of peaceable and honorable vocation.

I filed, paid my fees…I OWN MY CLAIMS.


Starting in 1978, rising values for varieties of quartz, among other gem specie long dominated by imported, inexpensive gem-stock- rose enough to make domestic sources competitive. Attempts to develop well-known historic deposits of high quality were met with red tape and regulations designed for industrial metal mines and large volume low unit value minerals like copper.

A less skeptical public began to ‘Romance the Stone” when the famous 1972 gem tourmaline strike in Maine had reached a market value of $60 million in six short years. Other fabulous discoveries followed disproving the ‘fluke of luck’ doubters and establishing by 1981 that there were, indeed, large worldclass gem deposits in America worthy of mining efforts.

In 1981, I participated in an investigation for the Senate Committee on Natural Resources at the invitation of Senator Gordon Humphrey, as we looked into Forest Service stone-walling and red tape stalling of mining

permit applications. The Amethyst we found – deep purple- appraised at $150,000.00 per cut pound. {2270 carats}.

I had written a 25 page report, had all the paperwork done & fees paid, when we were ‘raided’ by two FS Rangers who showed up at our very remote campsite pretending to be lost, asking for help, off duty, out of uniform, and without the supervisor on duty’s knowledge or permission. When we returned to our vehicles, they had their uniforms on and pressed false charges to keep us off the mountain all summer until a November trial. Yes, a lot of our discovery was subsequently stolen, and that was the second such incident. At trial, we proved that corrupt Rangers had previously given highgraders directions to my 1st find, as listed on the two-year delayed permit application, and issued a bogus “For Educational, recreational, noncommercial purposes” permit in Jan. ‘81 [deep snow]. The large, distinct crystals appeared just two weeks later at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show {STD Minerals, Michael Haritos} for sale. We flew out and bought some of our own find for analysis, but it wasn’t until 1990 that a FS commissioned science study proved us right. 1984: We proved the FS ‘wrong’.


This has been a very long war!

What was at stake, the news and CNN reported, was $50 million or more in recoverable gem crystal which could be mined by hand methods. I have produced a documentary film of 1 hour, 33 minutes, on the

NH Amethyst

Strike Story* [

*on VEOH and Google Video.] including an editorial on this court case and Forest Service mismanagement. The 1911 Weeks Law did Not say no mining was to be allowed in the Eastern National Forests, it stated that the local resources were to be administered by, and for, the advantage and benefit of the local communities.

{P.S. We held our $600,000.00 civil judgement ‘in abeyance’ pending Forest Service ‘cooperation’. I thusly expected in subsequent mining operations, that the FS would not be taking a ‘hostile’ attitude toward small specialty miners. I was wrong, but it took years to find out, and a lot of effort to prove that even now, the FS/BLM is in Contempt and defiance of 36 CFR Part 261. }



1984 – 1988

For about 5 years I mined quartz in Arkansas at my commercial, bonded operation until Sen. Dale Bumpers and Gov. Clinton imposed a lease scheme by which we had to bid to keep our own mines. Corruption! (Uncompensated 14

th Am.‘taking’.) Six tons of production and a great business was destroyed by politicians. So I testified, and moved my business to Colorado.

Here we go again:

For “The Rest of the Story” please watch my 1 hour documentary

film ”Saga of the Blue Frog Mine” on Google Video. Also appears in the archives of this website & on THIS PAGE.

In 1994 or 1995, a “Terrorist Training Camp” and madrassa was raided in Buena Vista and Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was complete with AK’s RPG’s, explosives, the usual stuff, which was also found in a storage unit in Colorado Springs. After 911 in 2001, a local TV station re-ran the raid story under the ‘local terrorist connection’ byline, and an FBI spokeswoman said they apparently missed some of the members and the whereabouts of their new training camp.

We found it in the Pike National Forest, 37 miles from Ft. Carson. Automatic weapons fire all night long at Sportsmens’ Paradise on the South Platte River. I know, I was fired upon with about 300 rounds, and I fired back only three…but that’s a story for another time. Twice before the huge Hayman wildfire, attempts were made to initiate a forest fire within ten thousand feet of the Rocket Mine at Crystal Creek. On Day One of the ‘Towers’ operation June 8th [and a nice strike] FS Ranger Terry Barton Starts fire with two pages of meth lab instructions. [pers comm FBI].

From the full letter, these relevant portions:

{Part of the dragged- out process of getting a “Plan of Operations” OK’d for a ½ acre mine!}…

OK, fast forward to last year and now, June, 2010, Santa Cruz County, Arizona:

Frank Lavoie:

I DID NOT REPLY. They did not follow due process, failed to notify me PRIOR to trespass without my permission. FS Does not mention where they went or what location they are talking about. What claim? Where? When? Who? This is speculative, with surmise & conjecture..IN VIOLATION and defiance of 36 CFR Part 261..a CRIME,

and the notice below was sent to me 45 days beyond the Due Process date, also violating my rights. This DOES NOT CHANGE the rights of discovery, my ownership of the mineral estate, or my rights to occupy and mine. In that it ispatently wrong and “Plain Error” in defiance and contempt for the 36 CFR Part 261 decision IN OUR FAVOR as parties to the class action suit against the Forest Service following the Hayman Wildfire. SO FOR REASONS STATED ABOVE

we shall hold our ground and claims as well as the 8-billion $ estimated value of

the deposit we discovered and claimed.

YES I said a huge number- which can be substantiated by

structural geology and geochemistry & by inclusions in quartz crystals, something the local authorities say is not a

‘locateable’ mineral, denying that it is the prospecting key to establishing the existence of a related and associated

metal deposit. [note 2006 falsehood of gem amethyst “not locatable”; revelation of material found is not an AZ


In this case, its 5% RHENIUM in molybdenite in 200 ton pods & pockets in a fault-bounded stock-work structure with pegmatite and aplite and alpine cleft deposits. Look it up and figure it yourself at current prices. So it’s not too shocking that Corporate mining giant Freeport- McMoran’s exploration geologist, Ian Merkle, visited me in an admitted case of industrial espionage 1 ½ years ago.

And its obvious that someone recently has utilized a willing Phoenix BLM office to advance Rep. Grijalva and Rep. Giffords’ stated agenda and proposed legislation

halting all mining claims in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties [as well


all ues of the Coronado National Forest] regardless of the methods used.

I refuse to recognize nor obey such a compromised, politicized, and corrupt administration.

I intend to hold and occupy those claims I have recorded and to use all rights to effect the safety, security, and integrity of my authorized mining operations and the rights of all others accepting the legacy and responsibility for the Mineral

Estate Grant of 1866.

If I am offered compensation for this illegal “Taking” commensurate with the current market value for all the components of the Mineral Estate…and this did not affect other miners I might consider it, but considering the value of US Currency and the irresponsible nature of the government, I may

not consider it for it would be a travesty and an injury to the Lands to abandon them to the carelessness of a demonstrably irresponsible corrupt government.

Highgraders and Claim-Jumpers in uniform!


Take note of the DATES! Why did they wait so long? So the reply time would be expired

and nothing could be done! THEFT BY ADMINISTRATIVE “ERROR”!

Worse, this appears to be a common practice.

How clearly can it be said? This is a classic violation of due process. They think I have to prove that they made yet another error, when its already been revealed & made a court decision that they are NOT ALLOWED to do this deceptive illegal mismanagement any longer. Maybe they have NOT READ 36 CFR Part 261.

So, after such a history, the FS/BLM continues the 25 year policy of resisting lawful mining while doing nothing to curtail or prevent criminal use of the public lands. The economic repercussions can be estimated to be in the range of TRILLIONS of dollars nationally, but the social and practical losses are inestimable.

Personally, I can acquire all the raw materials I need to make a very good living for my family and friends WITHOUT filing a mining claim or operating at commercial levels. BUT I had endeavored to file and develop commercial mining claims for the employment and benefit of the entire area.

The only thing accomplished by the BLM is ECONOMIC INJURY and loss

of opportunity as well as destruction of the trust between the owners of the Mineral Estate Grant and the current administration.

“Frank & Barbara, this is a fascinating plan you have and it would seem to help fill the

demand for mineral collecting and historical/recreational opportunities. Publicly accessible

sites are surprisingly rare in this region. We did a bit of Googling about the area and it looks

like you could have some spectacular mineral specimens. We’ve talked it over here and are

not quite sure how we can best help you. This is a different type of inquiry than we normally

receive. Are you working with AZ Office of Tourism or Dept. Of Commerce in any way? We

have contacts in both who can help us identify programs or grants that could be applicable,

although state funds are really tight these days. We’d like to continue the dialog & see what

we can do to assist you. Thanks for including us.”

Lee Allison, AZ State Geologist

Maybe the BLM & FS have been TREASONOUS LIARS and thieves, looting the resources, all along, but with everyone concerned now with the collapsing economy, is it time to tolerate or allow such a tremendous resource….billions upon billions, to be mismanaged, or worse, diverted from the intended beneficiaries, the people, to corporate types?

This is about

private property rights and Taking Back Our National Sovereignty. Its about this:

I DARE CALL IT TREASON. The treasure is no small gift, it is ours and the means to our independence and our freedom, and that of generations to come.

It is our DUTY TO


This editorial opinion and finding of facts is the sole product of Frank Lavoie. It

was not influenced, sponsored, or financed by any other entity or party and its

sole purpose is to serve as a notice of intent and policy position statement.

Frank Lavoie  13

th June 2010


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Wake Up, America!

Posted By admin On December 4, 2009 @ 6:16 pm In Big Brother | 185 Comments

Stephen Byers, Sr
December 4, 2009

To my Fellow Americans,

I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so
much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious
forces working from within
” – General Douglas MacArthur.

What exactly did General MacArthur mean? Let me try to explain. The
United States was founded as a Constitutional Republic based on liberty
and the unalienable rights of the individual; and where the government
exercised it’s limited power and authority with the consent of “We the
people”. But slowly, over the course of the past 100 years, “invisible”
forces have turned us into a socialist “Democracy” where government is
the Ultimate power and authority; where every action of our lives is
legislated and restricted, and where Rights are becoming nonexistent.
(If that sounds like an absurd statement, then think about this: the
United States, a supposed Free society, has a population of 300
Million; yet this Free society has a total of 2.3 million adults held
in prison; or one in every 99.1 adults. That puts the US far head of
ANY other country: including Communist China, a supposed repressive
society. China has a population of 1.3 Billion people, yet they have
only 1.5 million people behind bars).

To those who believe that we continue to be a government “of the
people, by the people, and for the people”, and that the government is
limited in it’s power and authority as enumerated in the Constitution,
I say take the blinders off your eyes and wake up! If you do, and
honestly seek the truth, this is what you will see. That today the true
seat of Power in Washington is the “Invisible Government”, which
exercises its total control from behind the scenes. Who is this
Invisible Government? It is a small elite group of individuals who own
and control the Giant International Banks and Corporations, and who
exercise their control through the Military-Industrial Complex. Through
their foundations and organizations, like the Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR) and the Trilateral Commission , they train and groom
those who would be the “movers and shakers” of both U.S. political
parties; in other words, they own and control the Republican and
Democratic parties.

In his book, “With No Apologies,” former Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater wrote, “The
Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational
consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing
control of the political government of the United States. The
Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to
seize control and consolidate the four centers of power– political,
monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral
Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to
the political governments of the nation-states involved. As managers
and creators of the system, they will rule the future

In 1961, John F. Kennedy warned in a speech “For we are opposed
around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies
primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on
infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections,
on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead
of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and
material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly
efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence,
economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are
concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its
dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no
rumor is printed, no secret is revealed”
. Sadly, Kennedy ignored his own advice, took these people on, and was “silenced”!

The Invisible Government also owns and controls the Media. In 1915
JP Morgan interests and their subsidiary organizations purchased the
editorial policies of the 25 most important newspapers in the U.S. By
controlling the policy of the most important newspapers, they were able
to control the general policy of the whole media. The Rockefellers
eventually took over the Morgan empire. They gained control of the
Associated Press. They also own the trend setting magazines Time, Life,
Fortune, and Newsweek. The “elite” own and control ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN,

In 1991, the founder of the CFR, David Rockefeller praised the major
media for their complicity in helping to facilitate the globalist
agenda by saying, “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New
York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors
have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion
for almost forty years. . . . It would have been impossible for us to
develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights
of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more
sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The
supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is
surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t

This criminal cabal of power elites, banks, corporations, government
officials, and the mainstream media have effectively destroyed our
economy, and the foundation of constitutional government which we have
taken for granted. These evil people have stolen the wealth of the US
Treasury whilst exploiting the power and might of the US Military to
achieve their agenda. Meanwhile, corrupt government officials continue
to pass unconstitutional laws to the benefit of themselves and the
elite. They believe our Constitution and Laws don’t pertain to them. It
is imperative everyone know that both political parties are controlled
by the “Invisible Government”, and that our presidential election is a
fraud between their two preselected candidates. Their “man” always

We have just transitioned from the lies, deceit and prevarication of
one administration to the lies, deceit and prevarication of another; it
is, in fact, a continuation of the same betrayal of constitutional
guarantees, unlawful and unrestricted immigration, insecure borders,
wild frivolous spending, and government encouragement of the continuing
transition to a deeply immoral society. The government will persist in
eroding our constitutionally protected unalienable rights, and what
little is left of the people’s sovereignty will most assuredly be
legislated away. In days gone by our leaders were chosen from among the
people: they were the servants and we were the Master. Now our leaders
are chosen from (and by) the elite: they are the Master, and “we the
people” are their servants.

Realize this: If the Republicans or the Democrats could have fixed
this nation, they would have done it long before now. The more you
look, the more you see that both major U.S. political parties are
dominated and controlled by this “Invisible Government”. Both major
U.S. political parties do NOT work for, nor do they represent "We the
People"; but instead represent the the global elitists; the super-rich
foundations; the NGO’s; the global bankers; the global corporations;
and the lobbyists. Bankrolled by the Rothschild money dynasty
(principal owners of the federal reserve banks), they have emerged as
our present day aristocracy, the “ruling elite families” which includes
generations of Rockefellers, Kennedys, and the Bush family; perennial
“intellectuals” like Kissinger, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Albright,
Christopher, and Rubin; all the members of the “Council on Foreign
Relations” and the “Trilateral Commission”; and all of the one-time
and/or yearly attendees at the annual “Bilderberg” conference.

The much anticipated Obama “change” has been to simply change one
CFR perennial appointee for another. Don’t believe me? Well, let’s look
at Obama’s top cabinet picks. When considering their collective
histories, a trend becomes clear, proving that the more things “change”
under Obama, the more they stay the same.

Timothy Geithner – Treasury Secretary : Bilderberg, Council
on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, president and CEO of
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, formerly of Kissinger Associates.

Paul Volcker – Economic Recovery Advisory Board :
Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, North American chairman of
Trilateral Commission, Federal Reserve chairman under Presidents Carter
and Reagan, president of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, chairman
Rothschild Wolfensohn Company.

Lawrence Summers – National Economic Council : Bilderberg,
Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Treasury Secretary
during Clinton administration, chief economist at World Bank, chief
economist at IMF.

Hillary Clinton – Secretary of State : Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, US Senator.

Joseph Biden – Vice President : Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, US Senator.

Robert Gates – Defense Secretary: Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations, Defense Secretary under President Bush, former CIA Director.

General James Jones – National Security Advisor :
Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, European supreme allied commander,
special envoy for Middle East Security during Bush administration,
board of directors for Chevron and Boeing, and member of Brent
Scowcroft’s Institute for International Affairs along with Bilderberg
Icon Henry Kissinger, top Obama Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, former
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bobby Ray Inman, and former CIA Director
John Deutch.

Barack Obama is himself a Council on Foreign Relations member.
Corporate members of the CFR include ABC News, General Electric (owner
of NBC News), News Corporation (owner of Fox News and the Wall Street
Journal), and Time Warner (owner of CNN and Time). (Remember, I told
you they own and control ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, ect…). In regard to key
economic policy advisors, all of Obama’s selections maintain a close
relationship with one or more of these long time CFR, Trilateral
Commission, government insiders: Ben Bernanke, Robert Rubin and Alan
Greenspan; as well as ties to bailout engineer Henry Paulson.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner picked former Goldman Sachs
lobbyist Mark Patterson as a top aide. Patterson will serve as
Geithner’s chief of staff at Treasury, which just happens to oversee
the Trillions being handed out through the financial bailout programs.
The list of former Goldman Sachs employees holding top positions in the
Obama administration includes: Mark Patterson, a former Goldman Sachs
lobbyist, who is the chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Geithner.
Reuben Jeffery III, former managing partner at Goldman Sachs, who holds
the post of undersecretary of state for economic, business,
and agricultural affairs. Neel Kashkari, former Goldman Sachs vice
president, who is the assistant secretary of the treasury for financial
stability, responsible for administering the TARP funds. Dianna
Farrell, former financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, who serves as
deputy director of the National Economic Council. 2 Former chairmen of
Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson and Robert Rubin, also held the job of US
Treasury Secretary.

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CIVIL WAR in the GUNBELT of Arizona imminent. ALERT!

WAR 360 Barbwire Rebellion at hand!

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Opinionated or
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historic land & gold ‘Rushes’ of the Old West were sorted by the
tasks at hand. Only a few -cast in the ancient mold of patience
perserverence, attention to detail- also mastered the physical
challenges of exploration & development. Fewer still among those
became the skilled farmers & miners of legendary accomplishments,
significant discoveries, respectable production and long-lasting social
contributions.Their achievements and voices have been foundation stones
in the history of humanity for over a thousand years, while empires
rose & fell, and wars were fought over the resources under our
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from ARIZONA State Geologist Lee Allison’s Blog:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Anti-mining bill could halt all access to southern Arizona forest lands

bill intended to stop the Rosemont copper mine south of Tucson, could
effectively ban access by anyone to US Forest Service lands in Pima and
Santa Cruz counties [right], including places such as Sabino Canyon and
the rest of Coronado National Forest in the two counties.

sources say that US Forest Service attorneys are advising department
officials that a section of HR2944, "Southern Arizona Public Lands
Protection Act of 2009," that would prevent "all forms of entry,
appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws," would mean not
only no mining, but no grazing, logging, hunting, fishing, hiking or
any other use of forest lands.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Raul
Grijalva and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, also would prevent entry to BLM
lands under the general mining laws.

The bill targets mining and
geothermal energy, a renewable energy resource that BLM has been
promoting by direction of the President, on federal lands in Pima and
Santa Cruz counties.

A hearing on HR2944 is set for Dec. 8, 2009 with the House Natural Resources Committee;
National Parks, Forest, and Public Lands Subcommittee in Washington DC.

Here is the full text of the bill:


withdraw certain Federal lands and interests located in Pima and Santa
Cruz counties, Arizona, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of the
United States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the `Southern Arizona Public Lands Protection Act of 2009′.


Subject to valid existing rights, after the date of enactment of this Act–

(1) all federally owned interests in National Forest lands in Santa Cruz County and Pima County, Arizona, are withdrawn from–

(A) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws;

(B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

(C) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and the mineral materials laws;

all federally owned subsurface interests under the administrative
jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in lands in Pima County,
Arizona, with respect to which the surface interests are owned by such
county, including in such lands located in Davidson Canyon, are
withdrawn from–

(A) all forms of entry, appropriation and disposal under the public land laws;

(B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

(C) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and the mineral materials laws; and

all federally owned interests in Bureau of Land Management lands in
Pima County, Arizona, are withdrawn from entry, location, or patent
under the general mining laws.

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