To desert or forsake entirely. To voluntarily relinquish possession with the intent of terminating ownership, but without vesting it in any other person. In determining whether one has abandoned his property or rights, intent is the paramount object of inquiry for to abandon, one must intend to abandon. The intent must be clear and the act must be complete. To abandon a homestead one must leave with the intention of never returning. To abandon a mining claim held by location without patent, the holder must leave voluntarily without any intention to retake or resume the claim and regardless of what may become of it in the future. Even in prescriptive rights, non-use is not abandonment.