The U. S. Mining Laws: And the Decisions of the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the Secretary of the Interior Thereunder; Together with the Circular Instructions from the General Land Office, and Forms for Establishing Proof of Claims; Also, the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States Under the Mining Acts

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A. L. Bancroft, 1881 - Mining law - 677 pages
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Page 2 - All valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States...
Page 249 - States governing their possessory title, shall have the exclusive right of possession and enjoyment of all the surface included within the lines of their locations, and of all veins, lodes, and ledges throughout their entire depth, the top or apex of which lies inside of such surface lines, extended downward vertically...
Page 50 - The location must be distinctly marked on the ground so that its boundaries can be readily traced. All records of mining claims hereafter made shall contain the name or names of the locators, the date of the location, and such a description of the claim or claims located by reference to some natural object or permanent monument as will identify the claim. On each claim located after the tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy -two, and until a patent has been issued therefor, not less than...
Page 17 - ... citizens of the United States and those who have declared their intention to become such, under regulations prescribed by law,, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts, so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of the United States.
Page 600 - An act to promote the development of the mining resources of the United States", passed May tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two.
Page 6 - States surveyor-general that five hundred dollars' worth of labor has been expended or improvements made upon the claim by himself or grantors; that the plat is correct, with such further description by such reference to natural objects or permanent monuments as shall identify the claim, and furnish an accurate description to be incorporated in the patent. At the expiration of the sixty days of publication the claimant shall file his affidavit, showing that the plat and notice have been posted in...
Page 586 - That whenever by priority of possession rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes have vested and accrued and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same...
Page 399 - Every person above the age of twenty-one years, who is a citizen of the United States...
Page 274 - The miners of each mining district may make regulations not in conflict with the laws of the United States, or with the laws of the state or territory in which the district is situated, governing the location, manner of recording, amount of work necessary to hold possession of a mining claim...
Page 9 - The remainder of the placer claim, or any placer claim not embracing any vein or lode claim, shall be paid for at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per acre...

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