43 CFR 3830.3 - Who may locate mining claims?
Persons qualified to locate mining claims or sites under this part include:
(a) United States citizens who have reached the age of discretion under the law of their State of residence;
(b) Legal immigrants who have filed an application for citizenship with the proper Federal agency;
(c) Business entities organized under the laws of any state, including but not limited to corporations and partnerships; or
(d) Duly constituted and appointed agents acting on behalf of locators qualified under paragraph (a), (b), or (c) of this section.