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Monday, February 08, 2016

Explanation of Discovery Discussed in BLM Government Pamphlet

I found a site that explains in good English what the General Mining Law of 1870 and as amended means. This pdf covers the Federal Land Policy and Management (FLPMA) of 1976. Of most interest will probably be Federal Lands Open to Mining
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/energy.Par.28664.File.dat/MiningClaims.pdf Click the link to determine link for PDF.
The contents include:

Explanation of “Discovery”
 Locatable Minerals
 Discovery of a Valuable Mineral Deposit
 Explanation of “Location”
 Mining Claims and Sites
 Lode Claims
 Placer Claims
 Mill Sites
 Tunnel Sites
 Federal Lands Open to Mining
 Staking a Mining Claim or Site
 Recording a Mining Claim or Site
 Maintenance of a Mining Claim or Site
 Annual Assessment Work
 Surface Management
 Mineral Patents
 BLM Land and Mineral Records
 More Information
 Sources of Information
 Geology and Minerals
 Topographic Maps
 Mining Technology
 USDI Bureau of Land Management State Offices
 USDA Forest Service Regional Offices 
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