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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Lode claim sizes and shapes changed over the years and were also determined by the rules of the particular mining district.
The Company staked 636 lode claims in 2018 covering the entire known strike-length of the mineralized vein system and entered into a Lease/Purchase Agreement to acquire five patented claims.
Permitting: The Company has strategically expanded its acreage position to 1650 ha or 4,000 acres in 200 lode claims. Resource Study: Company has engaged renowned sediment hosted lithium expert, Jerry Aiken, to produce a maiden lithium resource estimate.
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.
Unpatented claims include mill site claims, lode claims, and placer claims.
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.
With an eye to meeting such demand, Ucore Rare Metals, Inc., which holds claim to 512 federal lode claims within the Craig Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest, submitted a proposed Plan of Operations last summer.
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).
The joint venture at Round Mountain controls the mineral and surface rights of the mine through the ownership of 109 patented lode claims, 2,689 unpatented lode claims, and 355 unpatented placer claims covering a total area of 52,384 acres (Hanson, 2006).