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We welcome your questions and suggestions. We strive to continually improve but we know that there are always remaining questions and opportunities for implovement.
If you have a question, check our Frequently Asked Questions section to see if we already have an answer there. Please keep in mind that, while we are happy to answer questions as we are able, we do not give legal advise and more specific questions will likely be better handled by your local BLM office.
Mining Claim News From The Diggings™
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and mining claims.
Understanding Claim Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Whether it is filing a mine or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Mine handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these mines harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.