Reno, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada, will be holding a free workshop to provide guidance and tips on public mining claims, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV.
The workshop will cover topics including locating, mapping and filing claims, land status, transfers of interest, waivers and annual maintenance fees, bonding and surface disturbance.
“There is a lot of information regarding mining claims and having BLM staff on hand to answer questions at workshops like this is a way for the BLM to improve customer service,” said Elaine Guenaga, Supervisory Land Law Examiner for BLM Nevada’s Mineral Adjudication Branch.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.