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Montana/Dakotas State Office
Release Date: 03/10/14
Contacts: Kristen Lenhardt, 406-896-5228    

BLM Schedules Mining Claim Maintenance

BILLINGS, MT – The Bureau of Land Management today announced that its Solid Minerals Program has scheduled regular maintenance of case files, beginning March 12 through April 30.  As a result, some mining claim files will be unavailable during this time.
The Solids staff is responsible for oversight of such activities as coal mining, mine reclamation, and mining claims.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the public, but when the job is completed, it means the files will be more convenient to access through the BLM’s LR 2000 system,” said Branch Chief Phil Perlewitz.
For more information, please call the BLM’s public room at (406) 896-5004 or visit us on the web at  Check us out on Facebook at, or follow the BLM on Twitter @BLM_MTDKs.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 03-10-2014