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NEW:  USFS Mining Regulations - A Guide for Recreational Rockhounds

Could Rockhound Firldtrips go the way of the OHV Events?  Read on below!

IV 250 not returning to Valley in 2016, SCORE could possibly return in 2017I

Imperial Valley Press, 10/8/2015
The SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series released its 2016 five-race schedule this past weekend and the Imperial Valley 250 was not on it. After hosting three SCORE races in two years at Plaster City, SCORE has decided it has become too costly to host a race in the Imperial Valley due to several issues, mainly the permits, fees and requirements from the Bureau of Land Management. (Read full story)

The sponsors of the race paid the BLM over $39,000 in fees and permits for the last race. If you can't stop public land use by management decision, you increase fees and permits to a level it becomes to expensive to use the public land.

Could Rockhound Field trips into BLM managed lands be next?

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Cinnamon Geode Beds in the Colorado Desert in Southern California




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