lode claim

lode claim

[′lōd ‚klām]
(mining engineering)
That portion of a vein or lode, and of the adjoining surface, which has been acquired by a compliance with the law, both Federal and state.
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The opinion interpreted a section of the federal mining law to restrict 5-acre mill site claims to one for every lode claim.
However, once a lode claim patent was granted, absolute fee simple title was conveyed from the government to the patentee.
What mattered was whether the lode claim owner knew that he was on the property prospecting for minerals; otherwise, he was trespassing.
The property, consisting of existing and recently filed Lode Claims covers an area of slightly more than 140 hectares, with three historical and one newly identified nephrite jade occurrences, which have been visited and confirmed by the company's representative.
1067323 has the rights to acquire a series of 193 placer and 44 lode claims, over 4,870 acres (1971 hectares) in Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
the "Company" or "Elissa") wishes to announce it has successfully optioned and acquired 104 gold lode claims in two separate blocks strategically located in two of the many gold mining camps in the historically famous Black Hills gold province in South Dakota, USA.
Initially, the Poker Flats prospect consists of 64 lode claims and private land and mineral rights for a total of 3,040 acres, and holds an option for 75% majority ownership of this project in the southern Carlin Trend, which is home to some of the world's leaders in the mining industry.
Currently composed of 13 unpatented lode claims (JH series).
1067323 holds the rights to acquire a series of 193 placer and 44 lode claims, over 4,870 acres (1971 hectares) in Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
3 patented claims and 10 lode claims totaling approximately 250 acres comprises the Bayhorse property.
The firm earlier acquired a 100 percent interest in and to the Chedic Graphite Property, including 20 Mineral Lode Claims in Township, 15 North, Range 19 East, Sections 25 and 26 Carson City, NV, which includes 400 acres.