Requirements for Non-Ecuadorians to Mine/Dredge Gold?
by William V. Adams
(Dallesport, WA USA)
Hi Stan, I was mining in Peru in the early 1980's. I had to Trek 20 km north of Ocongate, down the Ocongate River, to a little village called Pia Hana (sp). I had to leave a rich claim there due to a lack of funds. I did find info from locals on a Lost Gold Mine in the region that I had been chasing from Cusco.
I am starting up a Gold Mining Seminar Class so people can learn to do research and I can generate income to grubstake my further Lost Mine and Treasure Hunting ventures.
Sincerely, Bill "Lost Adams"
Stan's response: It is good to hear from you Bill. Thanks for sharing your activities and experience, which are most impressive. I love the "Lost Adams" in your name!
At the present moment, Peru is more "gold mining friendly" than Ecuador. I am told that will change soon. It is currently close to impossible to dredge legally in Ecuador. That said, there are more than a thousand gold dredges working successfully everyday here.
I think your idea to run a training seminar is brilliant. This is the kind of idea we will be discussing in more depth in the future. Congratulations on being so creative and energetic for a great way to raise cash!
I think your pursuits in Peru are very worthwhile. I think you are on to some very important things there. From what you have told me, I think you should stick right to your plan and get back down there as soon as financially feasible. If I had the time, I would be begging to be your working partner.