Ask The Experts: Should I remove someone else’s claim post from my claim?
October 2016 by Chris Ralph
Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?
During the initial assessment year (the year of location), the claim maintenance fee must be paid at the time the notice of location is filed with the Bureau of Land Management. Failure to pay the claim maintenance fee will void the claim.
I regularly get inquiries along the line of: “Hey, I found this rock, and I think it might be gold ore. How can I tell?” Prospectors are always on the lookout for gold-bearing rocks that may be the source of any nearby placer gold.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
How do mines and refiners deal with doré bars?
Q: Can you offer any information on proper mining claim procedures?
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
After your excitement peaks when you first receive the high gold assay from the vein you just exposed, you ponder how you will extract and sell your gold. You will need to develop a flow sheet for your process to optimize your recovery and minimize your costs and permit requirements.
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