Does a patented mining claim mean you keep the mineral rights?

Answer A patented mining claim gives the owner the rights to all minerals and other resources on the land, including timber, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Holders of patented claims hav... Read More »

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How to Claim Mineral Rights on Abandoned Land in Texas?

There is no abandoned land in Texas. Somebody or some entity owns deed to the property and its mineral rights, according to Lawon Boatner, manager of the Unclaimed Property Division in the Comptrol... Read More »

What is a lode mining claim?

A lode mining claim, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, is placed on any mineral deposit found amid solid stone. Mineral fissures, veins and lodes located in such an area are eligible... Read More »

What is a patent mining claim?

A patent mining claim is a document containing the sale of public land from the federal government to a claim holder for a per-acre price. The land, therefore, is no longer public, and both the lan... Read More »

How to Stake a Mining Claim in Alberta?

Prospecting for gold in Canada is not a new idea; the area has been prospected and mined since the 1800s. Because of this, the largest deposits of gold are likely gone, but gold particles can still... Read More »