Ask The Experts - Do I have any grandfathered rights that post FLPMA claim holders do not have?
September 2011 by Chris RalphQ: Does a claim holder of a claim that has been under constant, active status since 1932 have any rights that owners of newer claims do not have? In other words, do I have any grandfathered rights that post FLPMA claim holders do not have?
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