Silver and Gold: an Account of the Mining and Metallurgical Industry of the United States: With Reference Chiefly to the Precious Metals

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J.B. Ford, 1873 - Gold - 566 pages
 

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Page 455 - 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, although such veins, lodes, or ledges may so far depart from a perpendicular in their course downward as to extend outside the vertical side lines of such surface locations.
Page 454 - ... no location of a mining claim shall be made until the discovery of the vein or lode within the limits of the claim located.
Page 454 - No claim shall extend more than three hundred feet on each side of the middle of the vein at the surface, nor shall any claim be limited by any mining regulation to less than twenty-five feet on each side of the middle of the vein at the surface, except where adverse rights existing on the tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventytwo, render such limitation necessary.
Page 455 - May, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and until a patent has been issued therefor, not less than one hundred dollars' worth of labor shall be performed or improvements made during each year. On all claims located prior to the tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, ten dollars...
Page 456 - 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 a conspicuous...
Page 458 - An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over the public lands, and for other purposes...
Page 457 - ... separate and different portions of the claim, each party may pay for his portion of the claim, with the proper fees, and file the certificate and description by the...
Page 458 - ... which does not include an application for the vein or lode claim shall be construed as a conclusive declaration that the claimant of the...
Page 456 - If no adverse claim shall have been filed with the register and the receiver of the proper land office at the expiration of the sixty days of publication, it shall be assumed that the applicant is entitled to a patent...
Page 454 - 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...

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