5 Common Mistakes Made With Mining Claims

mining claims

1. Misunderstanding Maintenance Fees and the September 1st BLM Due Date September 1st is the most important date to remember for mining claims – this is the date when maintenance fees are due. This is a hard deadline.  There is NO GRACE PERIOD for claims that miss the September 1st deadline All claim maintenance payments…

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Geochemically Evaluating Your Claim: Mobile Metal Ions

Soil Sample Testing

So, you have identified a parcel of land and are heading out to stake your claim. Awesome work prospector! Now, whether your claim is informed by historic production or perhaps you have a hunch on what lies underfoot, you most likely want to investigate what precious metals, base metals, and other minerals you now have…

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How to Stake a Mining Claim

claim staking

Congratulations, Prospector! You found a piece of land worth claiming. But do you know how to properly stake a mining claim? When claim staking a federal mining claim on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or Forest Service lands, there are a couple of key steps you must take to ensure your claim will be…

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Mining Claim Research: The Best New Resource

Mining Claim Map

The best resource for researching active lode and placer mining claims in the Western United States. Take your mining claim research to the next level! Burgex Inc. is a proud 2017 sponsor of Land Matters, the best new resource for mining claim research. As a mining consulting company that is significantly engaged in the location…

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Staking Claims in Alaska: A Primer

Who Manages Alaska

Alaska: Big, beautiful, wild, and full of opportunities. The rugged expanse of Alaska has posed many challenges for its explorers and inhabitants over the centuries, and there is no doubt that it still poses these same challenges today. As with most things in life though, where you find great challenges you are also bound to find…

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Stake a claim: It’s your right!

The West was built on the backs of prospectors and mules. These brave men, and even a few women, risked everything to scour the hills and streams of the Western U.S. in search of fortune. At the time, gold, silver, and copper rushes were the best opportunity to really make it big. A lucky handful…

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Staking Services are 20% Off!

Stake those Gold Claims

For a limited time we are offering 20% off all landman and staking services on projects of 10 claims or more. Have you been waiting for a sign to stake those gold claims and get started on your mineral exploration project? Well, that time is here… It’s 2016! Oil prices have fallen, global markets are…

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Who can stake a mine claim?

Who can stake a mine claim?

Who can stake a mine claim in the United States? There are a few basic requirements that this poster neatly outlines. Who can own and stake a mine claim in the United States? The General Mining Act of 1872 lays down some clear outlines as to who is eligible to stake or locate a mine…

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Pilot Gold: Exploration Rockstars

Pilot Gold exploration rockstars

Please pardon my pun in the title, but Pilot Gold ready does rock the rocks. I have been following Pilot for several years now and have consistently been impressed by their work. Not only does Pilot have a phenomenal track record, but potentially more impressive is the fact that they are currently drilling and involved…

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Why Share free mining information?

free mining

Are we crazy to give out this free mining information? When we started building this blog and, more specifically, our section on Mining Resources and Articles I had to ask myself, why share all this free mining information?  Aren’t we essentially shooting ourselves in the foot by providing free tips and tricks that we have spent years learning…

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