Mining on Federal Lands

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This report discusses the General Mining Law of 1872, which is the law that grants free access to individuals and corporations to prospect for minerals in public domain lands, and allows them, upon making a discovery, to stake (or “locate”) a claim on that deposit.

Creator(s): Humphries, Marc
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 11, 2005
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 11, 2005
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the General Mining Law of 1872, which is the law that grants free access to individuals and corporations to prospect for minerals in public domain lands, and allows them, upon making a discovery, to stake (or “locate”) a claim on that deposit.

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18 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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