Hundreds of Miners Protest at Oregon State Capital

Responding to the threats posed against placer mining in Oregon, on February 28th, 2013, miners from across the Far West converged on the Capital of the State of Oregon to oppose the recent efforts of Senator Alan Bates of Ashland to violate their rights.

Highlights from the rally.

Tom Kitchar, President of Waldo Mining District addresses the rally

Kerby Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Galice Mining District speaks out for private property rights and against SB 401

Kerby Jackson speaks on Oregon's mining history

State Senators Herman Baertschiger Jr. and Ted Ferrioli show their support for mining.

State Senator Olsen, State Representatives Hicks and Witt show their support.