"First published in 1987 by Resources for the Future Inc."--t.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introducion 2. Origins 3. The mining law : an overview 4. Free access : a history of its decline 5. Success, abuse, and difficulty : the up and down sides of free access in operation 6. Of anachronisms, ambiguities, and frustration : the mining law's ingenious machinery in operation 7. Evolution of the law of discovery 8. The law of discovery today : policy and applications 9. The problem of scale : multiple claims and the mining law 10. Regulating mining law activities to protect the environment 11. The special problem of wilderness 12. The split estate : federal minerals under privately owned surface 13. Administering the mining law : the role of the executive and the courts 14. Reforming the mining law : a brief history 15. Can two million potential property interests on the federal lands be wrong? 16. The leasing alternative, and strategic minerals 17. The mining law today : prospects for change.