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Nevada State Office
Release Date: 06/13/12
Contacts: JoLynn Worley , 775-861-6515 ,
News Release No. NSO 2012-24

BLM Offers Workshop on Filing Mining Claims

Reno, Nev.—Public land mining is big in Nevada. There are more than 212,600 active mining claims on lands managed by Bureau of Land Management in the state. These claims must be filed and paid by annual fees to be valid. Locating, mapping, and filing mining claims correctly will be the focus of a free, public workshop offered by the BLM Nevada State Office on Thursday, July 12.

“Mining is important to the economy of the state,” said BLM Nevada State Director Amy Lueders. “Our goal is to provide the training that will enable miners to accurately file claims within the appropriate timeframes.”

Workshop topics will include using the LR2000 system, bonding, land status, certificates of location, mapping a claim, annual maintenance fees, waivers, notices of intent to hold, and affidavits of assessment work/proofs of labor. To attend the workshop, please RSVP by July 2 to Trish Arnold, 775-861-6498 or email Trish at

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.

Nevada State Office   1340 Financial Blvd Reno, NV 89502  

Last updated: 04-14-2015