This week I am posting the 2008 edition of the BLM’s pamphlet Mining Claims and Sites on Federal Lands, which every serious gold miner should read.
It contains the information about how a gold miner goes about filing a claim under the Mining Act of 1872. Remember, there is a move afoot in Congress to change the 1872 Act which could be great for the small gold miner. I would like to see the Mining Act re-worked so the small gold miner could still work a claim, because today most of the claims are held by big multinational companies.
Frankly, I think it has a shot, because an individual gold miner has very little environmental impact compared to the strip mining operations of the big boys and it allows a way for millions of average Americans to benefit from the mineral riches of Federal Lands. So, any change that makes it easier for the solo gold miner to have a shot has my support.
So, here’s the link on how to File A Mining Claim
Strike It Rich!