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August 2016 by Chris RalphWhich comes first, claim filing or staking?
Ask The Experts
What are the steps for filing a mining claim?
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Every year I go through this and every year it becomes more difficult to find new territory that is available for us to prospect. Is there anywhere that hasn’t been worked?
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