Bureau Of Land Management Forms

Affidavit of Annual Assesment Work 3830-004 (pdf)

Application and License to Mine Coal 3440-001_update1212 (pdf)

Application for Survey of Mining Claim – 3860-005_0 (pdf)

Certificate of Title on a Mining Claim 3860-002_0 (pdf)

Coal Lease 3400-012 (pdf)

Maintenance Fee Waiver Certification -Form 3830-002 (pdf)

Maintenance Fee Payment Form – Placer Claims 3830-005a-190925 (pdf)

Maintenance Fee Payment Form Lode, Millsite and Tunnel Claims 3830-005 (pdf)

Notice of Intent to Locate on Stock Grazing Homestead Land 3830-005 (pdf)

Personal Bond and Power of Attorney under Mineral Lease or Prospecting Permit for Mining 3504-001 (pdf)

Phosphate or Soduim Use Permit 3510-002 (pdf)

Prospecting Application and Permit for Coal 3510-001 (pdf)

County Filing Dates by State (pdf)

U.S. Forest Service Forms and Publications

USFS Mining Claim Manual (pdf)

Plan of Operations in National Forests (doc)

USDA Allowed Uses of Un-patented Mining Claims (pdf)

Mining Claim Requirements by State

There are 19 States in which mining claims can be located on Federal Land. The 1872 Mining Law gives individual States the option to establish their own claim requirements. State requirements can vary so it is important to check the details of the State where you are going to locate claims in and the type of claim you are going to locate. 

Check with your State BLM Office

Your state BLM office may have important information regarding claim requirements and information regarding areas which are open for location.
DISCLAIMER: PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NO WARRANTIES ARE MADE OR IMPLIED. MINING LAWS AND REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CONSULT THE STATUTES OF STATE YOU ARE WORKING IN AND THE BLM STATE OFFICE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING THE STAKING OF MINING CLAIMS.

Alaska

Alaska Mining Statutes and Regulation Guide Book (pdf)

Arizona

Laws and Regulations Mineral Rights in Arizona (pdf)

Land Status Determination Water and Mineral Rights in Arizona (pdf)

Arizona Mining Claim Forms Oct. 2018 (pdf)

Arizona Mining Permitting Guide 2017 (pdf)

U.S. Mining Laws and Regulations

Amending Mining Claims and Sites (pdf)

California

Mining Fact Sheet for 2018 – Plumas County (pdf)

California Mining Claim Location Statutes (pdf)

Notice of Location Placer Claim Form – California (pdf)

Colorado

Colorado BLM Mining Packet (pdf)

Idaho

BLM Guide to Locating Mining Claims in Idaho (pdf)

Idaho Mining Claim Location Notice (pdf)

Rights of Ways and Easements Regarding the Development of Mines (pdf)

Mining Tunnels (pdf)

Mineral Rights on State Lands (pdf)

Idaho Statutes Regarding the Staking and Location of Mining Claims (pdf)

Montana

Montana Code – Mining Laws (pdf)

BLM Offices Montana (pdf)

Nevada

Procedures for Staking Mining Claims in Nevada (pdf)

Stake Your Claim in Nevada (pdf)

Presentation BLM Placer Claim Forum 2018 (pdf)

Mining Statutes Nevada (pdf)

Mining Claim Recording Fees Churchill County (pdf)

Certificate of Location – Form (PDF)

Certificate of Location Mill Site – Form (PDF)

Certificate of Location Placer Claim – Form (PDF)

Notice of Location Lode Claim – Form (PDF)

Notice of Location Mill Site – Form (PDF)

Notice of Location Placer Claim – From (PDF)

Nevada Claim Map Filing – Form (PDF)

Affidavit and Notice of Intent to Hold – Form (PDF)

Affidavit of Annual Assesment Work – Form (PDF)

New Mexico

New Mexico Mining Location Statutes (pdf)

North Dakota

Presentation: Locating Claims in North Dakota (pdf)

Oregon

Mining Statutes Oregon (pdf)

How to stake a claim in Oregon (pdf)

Recording Cover Page Oregon Counties (pdf)

BLM Mining Claim Guide Oregon (pdf)

Jackson County Or 2020_04_08_Mining Claim Document Fee Schedule (pdf)

South Dakota

South Dakota Mining Claim Statutes (pdf)

Utah

Utah Statutes for Locating Mining Claims (pdf)

Washington

Washington Claim Template.doc (rtf)

Washington Document Recording Example Counties (docx)

County Recording Cover Letter Form (pdf)

BLM Mining Claim Guide Washington (pdf)

Washington Mining Claim Statutes (pdf)

Wyoming

Location of Mining Claims in Wyoming (pdf)

Prospecting for Gold in Wyoming (pdf)

Wyoming Mining Claim Statutes (pdf)