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So You Want To File A Mining Claim? Here’s How To Do It

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After you’ve been gold prospecting for awhile, you may get lucky enough to find your mother lode!  Well, now comes the details and as we all know the devil is in them!

  Stay tuned for the next steps in the process of staking your gold mining claim!!  Don’t do it right and you have NOTHING!

In this episode of The Gold Prospecting Show, JC begins walking you through the process for filing a gold mining claim in the USA.  Other countries may vary, but the overall process will be very similar.

Resources Discussed…

The Beginning Point of The USA Public Land Survey System.  It is located in eastern Ohio.

The Beginning Point of The USA Public Land Survey System. It is located in eastern Ohio.

Public Land Survey System (wikipedia)

Meridians-baselines

The Meridians that are the bases for all surveys in most of the USA.

BLM Wyoming requirements (.pdf) for staking a mining claim (your state may vary, but not typically by too much).

Where To Properly Stake Your Claim (varies based on mining claim type)

Acceptable Mining Claim Stake Types

Annual Maintenance Fees

Overview of the entire process by BLM Alaska (.pdf)

plss-info-outlines

The details of how the Public Land Survey is laid out and broken down.