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Use & Occupancy

Use and occupancy of the public lands in association with the development of locatable mineral deposits must be reasonably incident and approved by the appropriate BLM Wyoming Field Office; see 43 CFR Subpart 3715. The location of a mining claim, mill site or tunnel site does not give the claimant an exclusive right to surface resources of the claim or site.