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Release Date: 06/03/14

BLM Offers Workshop on Filing Mining Claims

Reno, Nev.—Public land mining is big in Nevada. There are more than 200,000 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 24.

“Mining is an important part of the state’s history and economy,” said BLM Nevada State Director Amy Lueders. “Our goal is to assist miners by providing information and training that will enable them 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, affidavits of assessment work/proofs of labor and surface disturbance.

To attend the workshop, please RSVP by July 11 to Barry Bonnett, 775-861-6641, or Lacy Trapp, 775-861-6599,

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.

State Office   1340 Financial Blvd.      Reno, NV 89502  

Last updated: 04-17-2015