Mining claims and sites on federal lands.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management in [Denver, Colo .

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  • Mining claims -- United States,
  • Mineral lands -- United States,
  • Public lands -- United States

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ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Land Management., National Science and Technology Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 35 p. :
Number of Pages35
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Open LibraryOL14546146M
OCLC/WorldCa56715790

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And Wyoming. The BLM manages the surface of public lands in these States and the Forest Service manages the surface of National Forest System lands. The BLM is responsible for the subsurface minerals on both its public lands and National Forest System lands.

This pamphlet also provides a brief introduction of the BLM Mining Law Administration Program’s responsibilities on federal lands administered by the BLM. The program involves mining claim recordation, annual maintenance (annual assessment work or annual fees), mineral patents, and surface management.

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[Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the. Get this from a library. Mining claims and sites on federal lands. [United States. Bureau of Land Management.; National Science and Technology Center (U.S.);].

There is no limit to the number of claims and sites that may be held by a claimant. A mining claim is a particular parcel of Federal land, valuable for a specifc mineral deposit or deposits. It is a parcel for which an individual has asserted a right of possession.

The right is restricted to the extraction and development of a mineral Size: KB. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK Mining claims and sites on federal lands by United States.

Bureau of Land Management. Publication date Topics Mining claims, Mineral lands, Public lands Publisher [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management: [For sale by the Supt.

Tunnel Sites - A tunnel site is a subsurface right-of-way under Federal land open to mineral entry. It is used for access to lode mining claims or to explore for blind or undiscovered veins, lodes, or ledges not currently claimed or known to exist on the surface. A tunnel site can be up to 3, feet in length.

A mining claim is a selected parcel of federal land, valuable due to a specific mineral deposit or deposits, for which one has asserted a right of possession under the Mining Law. Rights are restricted to the development and extraction of a mineral deposit. The rights granted by a mining claim protect against.

Mining claims can be located on open public land administered by another federal agency (most commonly on Forest Service land). You may prospect and locate claims and sites on public and NFS land open to mineral entry.

Claims may not be located in areas closed to mineral entry by a special act of Congress, regulation, or public land order. An unpatented mining claim conveys ownership to the minerals and gives the owner the right to extract and develop the mineral deposits.

The federal government maintains ownership of the land. Recording a Mining Claim or Site. As established by Section of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), as amended, claims and sites must be recorded with the proper BLM state office within 90 days of the date of location and recorded with the proper county in accordance with their requirements.

mining claims or sites for recreational and. other purposes; or to access federal lands beyond claim boundaries. Although this right of access to a mining claim or site across federal lands exists, it does not mean that the claimant has a right to cause undue degradation of the surface resources.

Permanent or mobile structures and. The federal government has lands in many parts of the country that are open to mining claims. If you want to try your hand at it you only need to find the right spot and file your claim.

Some federal lands are closed to mining, such as national parks and monuments. But many other areas allow mining at a minimal cost.

This book, the result of a congressionally mandated study, examines the adequacy of the regulatory framework for mining of hardrock minerals--such as gold, silver, copper, and uranium--on over million acres of federal lands in the western United States.

I’ve written about mining claims quite a bit already. Read these articles to get some more information on the subject: How to Stake a Mining Claim on Federal Land in 8 Simple Steps The 4 Things to Know BEFORE you Buy a Mining Claim. Also worth mentioning You Don’t Need a Mining Claim to Find Gold.

So many people think they need to buy a. Mining of hardrock minerals on federal lands is governed primarily by the General Mining Law of The law grants free access to individuals and corporations to prospect for minerals in public domain lands, and allows them, upon making a discovery, to stake (or “locate”) a claim on that deposit.

A claim gives the holder the right to develop the minerals and may be “patented”. Full text of "Mining claims and sites on public domain lands" See other formats BLM LIBRARY Management Mining Claims and Sites on Public Domain Lands The Bureau of Land Management is respon- sible for the balanced management of the Public Lands and resources and their various values so that they are considered in a combination that will best serve the.

All owners of unpatented mining claims or sites on Federal lands, including lands where the U.S. Government owns only the minerals, must also record their holdings with the Federal Government. Claims and sites on all public lands must be recorded with the BLM State Office having jurisdiction over the area in which the claim is located.

The BLM has responsibility for the collection of fees for placer and lode mining claims and mill and tunnel sites on Federal lands. During fiscal year (FY)claimants recor new claims and sites with the BLM.

In addition, the BLM processed maintenance fee payments forclaims and sites. When looking for a mining claim to stake it is important to remember that not all federal lands are open for staking mining claims.

You are only allowed to prospect, site and stake a claim on federal lands that are open for mineral entry. Mining claim activity Mining claim activity on Federal land: Numerical summary of mining claim activity on US Federal lands by section during the years through Compiled from data provided by the U.S.

Bureau of Land Management. This report includes data for all states for which there are Federal mining claim records, beginning in and continuing toexcept Alaska, which only had data to The statistics compiled from the databases are counts of the number of active mining claims in a section of land each year from to for all states within the.

mining claims on federal lands that contain valuable mineral deposits. It also authorizes the location of mill sites on nonrnineral federal land that is not contiguous to the mineral deposits for use in supporting the development of the mineral deposits on the mining claims.

See 30 U.S.C. (d) Discovered a valuable mineral deposit on mining claims or located mill sites on lands that are not mineral-in-character and are properly used or occupied.

FLPMA means the Federal Land Policy and Management Act ofas amended (43 U.S.C. et seq.). Forfeit or forfeiture means the voidance or invalidation of an unpatented mining claim. (5) Adjoining claims or sites. (c) Placer claims. (1) You must describe placer claims by aliquot part and complete lots using the U.S.

Public Land Survey System and its rectangular subdivisions except when placer claims are - (i) On unsurveyed Federal lands; (ii) Gulch or bench placer claims; or (iii) Bounded by other mining claims or.

The law books, however, do contain exhaustive cross references. Federal (30 USC and 43 CFR) and Nevada (NRS ) laws concerning mining claims on Federal land are based on an Federal law titled “An Act to Promote the Development of Mineral Resources of the United States.” Mining claim proceduresFile Size: KB.

Researching, filing, or maintaining mining claims in Nevada. This page has the information you need to help in the process. Please visit our mining claims page on our open data site to view the interactive map. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 43 CFR Parts, –, and [WO––   A mining claim can be located on federal lands (BLM and Forest Service) that are open to mineral location (entry).

If you have a specific location site in mind, you may verify that the lands are open to mineral entry. Location of mining claims under the Mining Law of30 U.S.C. §§is a self-initiation system under which a person physically stakes an unpatented mining claim on public land that is open to location, posts a location notice and monuments the boundaries of the claim in compliance with federal laws and regulations and with state.

This includes land obtained through military bounty land warrants, land grants, cash entry sales, credit entries, homesteads, mineral or mining, and timberland claims. Several million federal land patent records from to the s are available online at the Bureau of Land Management – General Land Office Records (BLM-GLO) site.

concerning mining claims on Federal land are based on an Federal law titled “An Act to Promote the Development of Mineral Resources of the United States”.

Mining claim procedures still are based on this law, but the original scope of the law has been reduced by several legislative changes. hold a mining claim. You may prospect and locate mining claims on lands open to mineral entry. What is a mining claim. A mining claim is a selected parcel of Federal land, valuable for a specific mineral deposit, for which you have asserted a right of possession under the General Mining Law.

YourFile Size: KB. Major Mining Legislation After the Mining Law Inthe Mineral Leasing Act removed oil, gas, oil shale, phosphates, sodium, and certain other minerals on federal public domain lands from the claim-patent system of the Mining Law and set up a system of leasing in which the federal government retains ownership of the leased lands.

WDFW GOLD and FISH Mining is authorized by several laws that apply to federal lands managed by BLM The Mining Law ofas amended (public lands), and the Mineral Leasing Act ofas amended (acquired lands), are the main laws authorizing placer gold prospecting on federal mineral, fee, or split estateFile Size: 1MB.

Mining claims staked under either State or federal laws (state claims may only be staked on state-owned and managed lands; federal claims may only be staked on minerals owned by the federal government) are limited to lands available for claim staking at the time the claims are staked.

Thus, if the land is not available for mineral entry. Mining claims; Mining Claims and Sites on Federal Lands; Mining Claim Fees; Maintenance Fee Waiver Certification Form ; Land status maps, master title plats, and supplemental information can be found at the Maps, Plats, GIS and GPS page.

The BLM offers two online records research tools. Accessing public lands through mining claims Does anyone know the laws on this. From what I can find, most the land in along Willow Fishhook road is federally owned and leased to individuals or corporations to assert a right of possession for the purpose of mining.

Patenting a Mining Claim on Federal Lands Pamphlet – by BLM- bureau of land management (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Pamphlet, "Please retry" Author: BLM- bureau of land management. With respect to federally owned lands within the provinces, the federal Public Lands Mineral Regulations regulate the issuance of exploration and mining rights (in the form of a lease).

The federal regulations differ from the provincial systems in that they provide for a competitive bidding process for mineral claims. MINING ON PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA. More than 75% of the Federal land in Alaska is closed to mining because it is located in National Parks, Preserves, Monuments, Wildlife Refuges, or other areas withdrawn from mineral entry.

Of the remaining lands open to mineral entry (staking mining claims) potentially valuable areas are often already claimed.The General Mining Act of is a United States federal law that authorizes and governs prospecting and mining for economic minerals, such as gold, platinum, and silver, on federal public law, approved oncodified the informal system of acquiring and protecting mining claims on public land, formed by prospectors in California and Nevada Enacted by: the 42nd United States Congress.State Office If you locate a mining claim, Section of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of (43 USC ) requires you to file a copy of the official notice or certificate of location and a map of the location boundaries with the BLM State Office within 90 days of locating the claim.

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