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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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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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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New Mine Sampling and Staking Photos

Fast Accurate Claim Staking

You may have noticed that the Burgex website has been spiced up with some new professional photographs. Last weekend Crystal Burgess and Stuart Burgess teamed up with photographer Mike Capps  to shoot claim staking and underground mine surveying and sampling photos for the company to use on this website. These photos will also be used…

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The Importance of Properly Staking Mining Claims

Miner in an off-road truck

The Western United States may be one of the last places in the world where claims are physically staked on the ground by common citizens and multi-national mining corporations alike.  We get a lot of questions from people in the mining industry. These people range from individual prospectors all the way up to executives from…

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