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The Importance of Claim Resellers

claim stakerGold mining claim resellers play an important role in the mining process. Many potential gold mining owners can be overwhelmed by the prospect of finding and staking a claim. Claim resellers do much of the upfront work that is involved in establishing a mine. They look for land that has a high potential for producing gold. Then, they prospect the land to ensure that gold is present in the dirt or sand.

There are many Arizona gold mining claims available. Good claim companies explore and document many mines, then resell only the best claims. If you are exploring an Arizona gold mining claim, you want to work with a reseller that has done the upfront work to ensure the viability of the mine. Most Arizona gold mining resellers have a constantly revolving inventory. If you do not see a claim you are immediately interested in, you should check back regularly. It may take some time to find the right Arizona gold mining claim for your operation.

Some Arizona gold mining claim resellers attempt to sell claims that they have not properly investigated or prospected. They will try to get you to buy a claim sight unseen. You should never agree to this kind of buying arrangement – the one exception maybe if the company has an outstanding reputation. When you invest money in an Arizona gold mining claim, you should feel confident that your claim reseller knows their business thoroughly. The Arizona gold mining claim company should encourage you to prospect your land before making a purchase. Take the time to investigate the land and check for the presence of gold. This will reassure you that you are making a good purchase.

One of the most important roles an Arizona gold mining claim reseller can play is helping you with the paperwork. Before they resell the claim, the company will have filed paperwork to stake the claim. When you purchase the claim, you will need to have the deed to the claim transferred to your name. The Arizona gold mining claim must be filed in the county in which it is located. The reseller can help you with this paperwork. They’ll ensure that you have filled it out correctly and can tell you where to take your paperwork.

Staking a Claim in the Modern World

gold mineThere are lots of movies and television programs about the gold rush. You may have noticed that characters in these stories compete to stake gold claims. In the past, this was done informally. Staking a claim is still part of the gold mining business today, although the process was formalized through the Mining Act of 1872. When people stake claims, they are claiming the mineral rights from the land. They own the gold and any other valuable minerals that come from the ground, but they do not own the property itself.

Arizona gold mining has become active in recent years. This is because prospectors have found gold throughout parts of the state. Many prospectors are interested in pursuing Arizona gold mining claims in the Harquahala Mountains and Maricopa County. These areas are the sites of many active mines because of recent gold discoveries.

If you are interested in Arizona gold mining, you will need to begin by purchasing a claim. There are many companies that sell claims but they are not all created equal. Some companies are well established in Arizona gold mining and have prospected the area to ensure gold is on the claim. Other companies sell worthless claims that won’t be profitable for buyers. How can you tell the difference? First, you should only work with a company that will allow you to check out the land yourself. If they will not, do not deal with the company.

Do research to find companies that have experience with Arizona Gold mining and establishing claims. If you find complaints about particular claim sellers, you should be wary of buying claims from them. The company should be able to prove that they have found gold-bearing dirt on the site.

You will need to file paperwork to establish your Arizona gold mining claim. Ask the claim seller what kind of assistance they will give you when it comes to dealing with paperwork. Arizona law requires that claims must be recorded with the county in which the claim is located. A good claim seller will help you with the process which will make things much simpler for you.

Lode And Placer Gold Mining Claims

gold miningThere are several types of gold mining claims, but placer claims and lode claims are the most common. Keep in mind that mining laws differ from country to country—even state to state. In general, a gold mining claim grants the discoverer of gold the right to mine on public land in the United States.

Keep in mind that gold found on federal lands requires a federal claim, and state claims may only be staked on state-owned and managed lands. (Federal minerals are managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.) Privately owned land or wild life refuges are not available for mining and any claims made on these lands will be deemed invalid. Other exemptions include National Parks, Indian Reservations, and national monuments.

An important implication in gold mining claims is something called the Prudent Man Rule which was established in 1872 and is still recognized in 19 states. The rule puts forth that any reasonable man would want to invest time and money into mining a valuable discovery, which basically means that U.S. citizens are entitled to prospect for mineral deposits. The gold mining claim, however, does not entitle the prospective miner to own the land or water where his discovery was made, but merely grants the holder with the right to extract valuable minerals within the land claimed.

A gold mining claim staked on federal lands must follow federal rules. Generally, the size of the claim is limited to 20 acres. Procedures for staking the claim include marking the area with a post or a rock at least 3” in diameter and 3” above the ground. The marker must be erected in the northeast corner (known as the “Number 1 corner”) where a location notice must be placed. Three additional markers must be placed at the corresponding corners of the claim and they must be numbered in a clockwise direction.

The location notice that is attached to the number 1 corner should include the name of the claimant or company and the date, describe the claim in square feet and include a description of the area. You should also indicate whether it is a lode or placer claim. A placer claim is for minerals found on the surface. A lode claim indicates the claimant intends to dig for minerals in the ground and create a well or shaft.

Within 45 days, the proper paperwork must be filed with the appropriate government agencies—such as the Bureau of Land Management or the office of the land manager. All filing fees must be paid, with special attention paid to other requirements set forth by the state or country.

Purchasing a gold mining claim can make the process easier, but keep in mind there is only value to someone else’s claim when you can prove there is pay dirt on the property. It’s important to discuss the details of a deal before you start mining. 10% to the owner of the claim is common, with 90% going to the miner.


What you Need to Know About Arizona gold mining