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Mining the New American West

The Mining Act of 1872 allows mining companies to purchase land from the U.S. Government at 1872 prices - about $5.00 an acre! This video features the town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and a mountain just outside of town that was purchased for $875.00. Unbelievable, but true! Plus, the mining companies aren't required to follow the strict environmental guidelines that most energy companies must follow.

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