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Current Announcements

2013 Affidavits of Labor/Proofs of Labor and Notices of Intent to Hold are Due on or before December 30, 2013, along with the required $10 per claim/site processing fee.

Renewed Forms Approved Through October 2016
Cost Recovery Fees for 2014

Processing Fee for New Mining Claims/Sites Increased

**Effective October 1, 2013, the processing fee when filing new mining claims or sites with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has increased from $15 to $20 per mining claim or site.

For each newly recorded mining claim/site filed with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on or after October 1, 2013, claimants will now pay a $20 Processing Fee and a $34 Location Fee, in addition to the $140 Maintenance Fee due for each 20 acres or portion thereof within the mining claim/site.   

This final rule was published in the Federal Register (Vol. 78, No. 159) on Friday, August 16, 2013, a copy of the notice may be found at: Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 159/Friday, August 16, 2013/Rules and Regulations, Page 49945-49950.

Public Information Workshops

The Mining Law department gave two free public information workshops at the Colorado State Office on July 31 and August 5, 2013.  We had an estimated 40 people attend each workshop. 

The power point presentation for the workshop, the Colorado Mining Claim Packet along with a Master Title Plat Legend and List of Abbreviations were distributed to each participant. In addition, we had the following handouts available: Lifecycle of A Mining Claim and Annual Filing Requirement Scenarios.  The presentation is posted below for your information. 

 2013 Mining Workshop Powerpoint





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