Minerals and Mining Laws & Reference Center
Law of Possession of 1865
Mineral Grant of 1866
Placer Act of 1870
Act to Protect the Rights of Miners of 1871
General Mining Act of 1872
Oregon Water Law of 1899
Executive Order 10997
Doctrine & Law of Possessory Actions (22 pgs.)
Digest of the Law of Mines & Minerals (1878) (480 pgs.)
Manual of American Mining Law as Practiced In The Western States & Territories (1882)
Mining Rights in the Western States and Territories - 1903 (538 pgs.)
Relations of the Government to Mining (Origins of Mining Law) - 1879 (80 pgs.)
Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government - 1885 (324 pgs.)
Mining Law for the Prospector, Miner & Engineer - 1911 (357 pgs.)
Mining Rights on the Public Domain - 1908 (600 pgs.)
Land Laws of the Mining Districts - 1884 (67 pgs.)
Digest of the Laws of Mines & Minerals (case law) - 1878 (473 pgs.)
Ron Gibson's 2008 Letter to Senator Gordon Smith, the Act of 1866
Mining Law & Mining Rights Learning Center with even More links and information
Eileen McKenzie Fowler


Eileen McKenzie Fowler is a licensed Texas attorney whose principal law offices are located in La Porte, Harris County, Texas. A Licensed attorney for more than 18 years, Eileen is a member in good standing with the Texas State Bar, and president and past president of many civic and charitable organizations.

Eileen is an attorney practicing exclusively in research and recovery of mineral rights for heirs of Spanish and Mexican land grants and 'los porciones' in South Texas.

She has spent the last seventeen years of her life fighting for the rights of heirs and family members of Spanish and Mexican land grants and 'los porciones'. She has her own unique way of seeking justice for people whose ancestors' land was taken from them by outright theft, fraud, and/or political chicanery.

Her reputation of fighting for the underdog, constantly seeking justice for the many injustices committed against the Hispanic recipients of Spanish or Mexican land grants, as well as the portions of land bordering the Rio Grande River (los porciones), which were mapped out by government-employed surveyors following the Mexican/American war.

*No board certification is currently available in this field
Spanish-Mexican Land Grants Colorado State Archives.htm
Spanish-Mexican Land Grants Colorado State Archives.doc
Spanish Land Grants 1.doc
Spanish Land Grants 2.doc
Spanish Land Grants a Problem for Florida.doc
Spanish and Mexican Land Grants land-ownership-handouts.pdf
Center For Land Grant Studies.eml