BLM Public Land Mining Claim Fees Due in September
Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:59 am
The deadline for filing annual mining claim fees with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is Tuesday, September 3, 2013. All mining claimants who wish to retain mining claims on federal public lands through 2014 must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 3, 2013. Claimants will now pay the maintenance fee (currently $140) for every 20 acres or portion thereof, contained in the placer mining claim. The maintenance fee for other types of claims -- lode claims, mill sites and tunnel sites -- continues to be $140 per claim or site.