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John Owens
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14 Jun 2024 11:32 AM
    I live in riverside and I would like to learn more about finding claims . Show me how you do it . I have gps and manual but need a little more help .
    Thank you John
    William Hall
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    14 Jun 2024 02:21 PM
    Welcome John,

    Finding and locating claims is actually pretty easy when you do the work and understand rules and requirements.
    A GPS is a starting point, you will also need BLM maps, state maps, understanding of "range", "townships" and "sections" on maps and how to intrepid locations.
    These days research of areas is somewhat easier with alot of information available on line
    Find a copy of "Location and Validity of mining claims and site locations in California" published by BLM.
    Check BLM website.
    Time, alot of research some, with boots on the ground.
    IF you stake a claim, the county which said claim resides is the end all be all on mining claims, not BLM.
    Yes the claim does need to be registered with the BLM but the county has jurisdiction
    Like mining, alot of hard work, sore backs, hopefully something in the pan at the end of the day to smile about.
    One stop on the research trail would be mylandmatters.org, somewhat cumbersome by good information.
    Many questions need to be answered, is the area claimable, is it patented property, is it mineral withdrawn, are there existing claims, placer or hardrock claims ?

    Good luck and get out there,
    Bill
    JAMES SHEPHERD
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    22 Jun 2024 07:36 PM
    Check out Land Matters, they have decent mining claim maps online
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