43 CFR § 3507.18 - What do I need to submit to show that I have found a valuable deposit?
To show you have found a valuable deposit, send us the information listed in § 3593.1 of this part. You must have collected the data during the term of the prospecting permit, but you may refer to prior geologic work. BLM may request supplemental data from you to determine the following:
(a) The extent and character of the deposit;
(b) The anticipated mining and processing methods and costs;
(c) Anticipated location, kind and extent of necessary surface disturbance;
(d) The measures you will take to reclaim that disturbance;
(e) An estimate of the profitability of mineral development; and
(f) Whether there is a reasonable prospect of success in developing a profitable mine.
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