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mining claim

[′mīn·iŋ ‚klām]
(mining engineering)
That portion of the public mineral lands which a miner, for mining purposes, takes and holds in accordance with mining laws. Also known as claim.
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it is adjusting its fees for the location (or staking) and maintenance of unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites.
Enrolment packages were mailed to holders of active mining claims and valid prospector's licences, instructing holders on how to set up their accounts, the ministry noted.
High Court judge Garainesu Mawadze has ordered Freda Rebecca Gold Mine (Private) Limited (Freda Rebecca) to immediately vacate a mining site in Bindura, following allegations that it had illegally invaded the mining claim. This came after two companies Side Electrical (Private) Limited and Jiwe Gold (Private) Limited filed an urgent court application seeking to evict Freda Rebecca from the site.
The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area, however, was explicitly withdrawn from the public domain by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907.(64) Location of a mining claim within the public domain is one of three requirements which must be met to obtain extralateral rights.(65) Under the 1872 Mining Law, by definition, Noranda's claims lack extralateral rights.(66) In addition, because the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area has now been withdrawn from all further mineral prospecting as a result of the Wilderness Act, no new claims can be located over the copper-silver vein found there.
The Multiple Surface Use Act of 1955 codified previous court decisions by statutorily precluding uses of mining claims, prior to issuance of patent, for any other purposes than mining or incident to those purposes.
In 1990, GAO investigators found plush vacation homes on mining claims in Tahoe, Nevada, and adjacent to scenic ski resorts in Colorado; hazardous chemicals stored on a claim in the Mojave Desert in California; and marijuana farms and communes on claims in Northern California.
Since the passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA),(16) federal law requires miners to pay a fee and file a copy of the notice of location with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to meet federal recordation requirements.(17) The miner's claim rights are extinguished ninety days after location of a claim if the miner fails to meet FLPMA filing requirements within the ninety-day period.(18) In addition, the miner must meet the annual requirements for maintaining a mining claim under both state law and BLM requirements.(19) Failure to Me timely assessment reports or other instruments, or to pay annual fees with BLM win also cause the claim to be deemed abandoned under the mining laws.(20)
The Columbus Mining Claim was included in the same transaction under which the company obtained its option on the Idaho and Broken Hills Mines.
The Solicitor's Opinion concluded that the 1872 Mining Law imposes a limitation that only one single 5-acre millsite may be claimed in connection with each mining claim.
Under the plan, a mining claimant proposes to drill six exploratory holes within their authorized mining claim in the Lordsburg Playa, near township and range T23S, R20W in Sections 7, 8, 9, 17, 18 and 20.
Graduates received a certificate of participation, and also kept the rocks and minerals identification hand- books, Discover Prospecting Manual and Guide to Staking a Mining Claim, which were used in conjunction with instruction and hands - on mine claim staking practice during the course.
Among the range of covered topics are land use and mining claim information sources, regulatory and permitting resources, historical mining data, and environmental and engineering geology resources.

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