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Mining Claims and Sites on Federal Lands (November 2016)

Title:
Mining Claims and Sites on Federal Lands (November 2016)
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
024-003-00217-8
ISBN:
9780160936074
Description

This pamphlet provides information on activities that fall under the Mining Law of 1872, as amended.

The five elements of the Mining Law of 1872, as amended, are described in this pamphlet:

1. Discovery of a valuable mineral deposit

2. Location of mining claims and sites

3. Recordation of mining claims and sites

4. Annual maintenance (annual assessment work or annual fees) for mining claims and sites

5. Mineral patents

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. The last section provides additional sources for more information on the following topics:

  • Geology and mineral resources of a particular area
  • Surface management regulations
  • Other federal and state legal requirements

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 01/04/17.

Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Explanation of “Discovery” . . . . . . . 3

Locatable Minerals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Discovery of a Valuable Mineral Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Explanation of “Location” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Mining Claims and Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Federal Lands Open to Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Staking a Mining Claim or Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Recording a Mining Claim or Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Maintenance of a Mining Claim or Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Annual Assessment Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Surface Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Mineral Patents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

BLM Land and Mineral Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Sources of Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Geology and Minerals, Topographic Maps, and Mining Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Bureau of Land Management State Offices . . . . . . . 33

U.S. Forest Service Regional Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Audience

Scientists, geologists, miners, and others interested in mineral resources may be interested in this pamphlet.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$15.00
International Price:
$21.00
Publisher:
Interior Dept., Bureau of Land Management
Year/Pages:
2016: 35 p.; ill.
Weight:
0.1875
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
12/13/2016
Last Status Update:
12/08/2017
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