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I am not an expert on mining law - I am just trying to help. Use the information in this website at your own risk. See the Notice at the bottom of this page.The Fraser River is the only river or stream in BC where machine digging is permitted on bars in the river channel.
There are rules, of course. They are called "guidelines", but I believe that a reclamation permit (required for machine digging) makes them "rules" that must be followed.
These rules include (but are not limited to):
And, as usual, no dirty water from a placer operation may flow or visibly seep into the river.
When working on the Fraser bars with equipment, it is important to keep an eye on the river. The level of can rise quickly and equipment (like excavators) can be lost.
See Fine Gold for more information.
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