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ALAA received this request to help save the Dugway Geode beds from extinction!  If you have ever collected any of the Dugway Geodes and would like to collect them ever again of would like to collect these one of a kind Geodes in the future now is the time to get involved in a Grass Roots action.  Yes this claim is in Utah and some of you reading this are on the East Coast and that seems like a long long way away. It is, but if you have ever collected there or know some one who has collected there in the last 50 years or would like the experience of collecting the Dugway Geodes now is the time to take action and try to save the Dugway Geode Beds.  It the claim is lost the entire Dugway Geode Beds may get closed for ever.  Think about it and take the power of the pen and contact the Utah BLM and let them know that this resource needs to remain open and alive for future generations of Rockhounds to enjoy.  In your writings to the BLM, let them know that whether the mining claim is renewed or not, you are asking the BLM for assurance the Dugway Geode Beds and their access roads will remain open for public recreational collecting.  Below are email addresses to contact all of the parties involved in the Dugway Geode Beds issue.  Please help "Save the Geodes!"

American Lands Access Association
Action Alert Committee


Save the Geodes! The BLM is threatening to close the only commercial claim on the Dugway Geode beds, in operation for the last 50 years, because the renewal paperwork was late this year. The claim is run by the Crapo family under the business name “The Bug House” and new mining claims will not be issued by the BLM for any commercial geode mining because the geode bed is a restricted area.

Public response to urge renewal of the claim is critical. The Crapo family has always supported the rock hound community and made sure that anyone who collected on their claim came away with lots of good geodes. Now it’s our turn to support them so please get the word out to anyone interested in preserving this important collection area.

Please send your e-mails in support of renewing this important claim to the following e-mail addresses at the BLM and bcc the bughouse at their address below, so they can see who is supporting their efforts.

Deputy State Director Lands & Minerals: Kent Hoffman E-mail: khoffman@blm.gov

Minerals Support Supervisor: Robert L Bankert E-mail: rbankert@blm.gov

Bureau of Land Management Fillmore Field Office E-mail: utfmmail@blm.gov

The Bug House E-mail: bughouse@xmission.com

Thank you,

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society
 Email Contact: club@goldenspikegem.org                                                     November 29, 2015

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