mining claim
The right to use a portion of public lands to excavate metal ore or minerals. A request for a mining claim, describing the property, must be made with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

mining claim
n.
   a description by boundaries of real property in which metal ore and/or minerals may be located. A claim on public land must be filed with the Bureau of Land Management or other federal agency, and the claim must be "worked" by being mined or prepared for mining within a specific period of time.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • mining claim — A parcel of public mineral land which has been appropriated under the statutes by a prospector who has discovered a precious metal or other valuable mineral thereon. 36 Am J1st Min & M § 69. A mining claim, perfected under the law, is property in …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mining claim — noun : a tract of land having access to a vein or lode of valuable minerals supposed to exist below and definitely located on its surface by a miner with the right to occupy and mine in the manner and under the conditions prescribed by law… …   Useful english dictionary

  • forfeiture of mining claim — The loss of the right to a mining claim consequent to the failure to perform conditions imposed by law, particularly the condition requiring the performance of annual development work. 36 Am J1st Min & M § 115 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • claim-jumper — claim jumping, n. /klaym jum peuhr/, n. a person who seizes another s claim of land, esp. for mineral rights. [1825 35] * * * claimˈ jumper noun A person who takes possession of another s mining claim • • • Main Entry: ↑claim …   Useful english dictionary

  • mining — The process or business of extracting from the earth the precious or valuable metals, either in their native state or in their ores @ mining claim A parcel of land, containing precious metal in its soil or rock, and appropriated by an individual …   Black's law dictionary

  • mining — The process or business of extracting from the earth the precious or valuable metals, either in their native state or in their ores @ mining claim A parcel of land, containing precious metal in its soil or rock, and appropriated by an individual …   Black's law dictionary

  • mining location — Precisely, the act of appropriating a mining claim on the public domain. Often regarded and treated as a synonym of mining claim. 36 Am J1st Min & M § 69. See mining claim; tunnel location …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • claim jumping — The location on ground, knowing it to be excess ground, within the staked boundaries of another mining claim initiated prior thereto, because law governing manner of making location had not been complied with, so that location covers the workings …   Black's law dictionary

  • claim jumping — The location on ground, knowing it to be excess ground, within the staked boundaries of another mining claim initiated prior thereto, because law governing manner of making location had not been complied with, so that location covers the workings …   Black's law dictionary

  • claim-notice — A notice posted on his mining claim by a miner or prospector setting forth his claim to mining rights in the land …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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