BLM TO HOST FREE MINING CLAIM WORKSHOP JUNE 28

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 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV. There is no cost to attend the workshop.

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 Lacy Trapp, acting Branch Chief for BLM Nevada’s Solid Mineral Resource division.

Space is limited for the workshop and those interested should RSVP by June 8. To RSVP or for more information contact Tina Chafin at cchafin@blm.gov or call 775-861-6636.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 – more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior.  These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

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