Ask the Experts—Why doesn't the 1872 Mining Law apply to all 50 states?
May 2008 by Chris RalphQ: In the Feb 2008 Mining Journal you ran an article, “Gold Deposits of North Carolina,” by Chris Ralph. The article states that the 1872 Mining Law does not apply in North Carolina and in fact only has merit in 19 of the 50 states. Can you explain how that could happen?
Q: Do "corners" need to be in place on the ground for a claim to be valid?
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