43 CFR 3833.21 - When may I amend a notice or certificate of location?

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§ 3833.21 When may I amend a notice or certificate of location?

(a) You may amend a notice or certificate of location if -

(1) BLM recognizes the original location as a properly recorded and maintained mining claim or site; and

(2) There are omissions or other defects in the original notice or certificate of location that you need to correct or clarify; or

(3) You need to correct the legal land description of the claim or site, the mining claim name, or accurately describe the position of discovery or boundary monuments or similar items; or

(4) You need to reposition the sidelines of your lode claim so that they are parallel to the discovered lode, ledge, or vein, if there are no intervening rights to the land; or

(5) You are reducing the size of the mining claim or site.

(b) You may not amend a notice or certificate of location to -

(1) Transfer any interest or add owners;

(2) Relocate or re-establish mining claims or sites you previously forfeited or BLM declared void for any reason;

(3) Change the type of claim or site; or

(4) Enlarge the size of the mining claim or site.

(c) You may not amend legal descriptions of mining claims or sites after the land is closed to mineral entry, unless -

(1) You are reducing the size of the mining claim or site;

(2) You need to correct or clarify defects or omissions in the original notice or certificate of location;

(3) You need to correct the legal land description of the claim or site, the mining claim name; or

(4) You need to submit an accurate description of the position of discovery or boundary monuments or similar items.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.

United States Code

§ 22 - Lands open to purchase by citizens

§ 23 - Length of claims on veins or lodes

§ 24 - Proof of citizenship

§ 25 - Affidavit of citizenship

§ 26 - Locators’ rights of possession and enjoyment

§ 27 - Mining tunnels; right to possession of veins on line with; abandonment of right

§ 28 - Mining district regulations by miners: location, recordation, and amount of work; marking of location on ground; records; annual labor or...delinquency in contributing proportion of expenditures; tunnel as lode expenditure

§ 28-1

§ 28-2

§ 28a - Omitted

§ 28b - Annual assessment work on mining claims; temporary deferment; conditions

§ 28c - Length and termination of deferment

§ 28d - Performance of deferred work

§ 28e - Recordation of deferment

§ 28f - Fee

§ 28g - Location fee

§ 28h - Co-ownership

§ 28i - Failure to pay

§ 28j - Other requirements

§ 28k - Regulations

§ 28l - Collection of mining law administration fees

§ 29 - Patents; procurement procedure; filing: application under oath, plat and field notes, notices, and affidavits; posting plat and notice on claim;...nonresident claimant’s agent for execution of application and affidavits

§ 30 - Adverse claims; oath of claimants; requisites; waiver; stay of land office proceedings; judicial determination of right of possession; successful claimants’...land office proceedings and judgment roll; alienation of patent title

§ 31 - Oath: agent or attorney in fact, beyond district of claim

§ 32 - Findings by jury; costs

§ 33 - Existing rights

§ 34 - Description of vein claims on surveyed and unsurveyed lands; monuments on ground to govern conflicting calls

§ 35 - Placer claims; entry and proceedings for patent under provisions applicable to vein or lode claims; conforming entry to legal subdivisions and surveys; limitation of claims; homestead entry of segregated agricultural land

§ 36 - Subdivisions of 10-acre tracts; maximum of placer locations; homestead claims of agricultural lands; sale of improvements

§ 37 - Proceedings for patent where boundaries contain vein or lode; application; statement including vein or lode; issuance of patent: acreage payments...proceedings; knowledge affecting construction of application and scope of patent

§ 38 - Evidence of possession and work to establish right to patent

§ 39 - Surveyors of mining claims

§ 40 - Verification of affidavits

§ 41 - Intersecting or crossing veins

§ 42 - Patents for nonmineral lands: application, survey, notice, acreage limitation, payment

§ 43 - Conditions of sale by local legislature

§ 44, 45 - Omitted

§ 46 - Additional land districts and officers

§ 47 - Impairment of rights or interests in certain mining property

§ 48 - Lands in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota; sale and disposal as public lands

§ 49 - Lands in Missouri and Kansas; disposal as agricultural lands

§ 49a - Mining laws of United States extended to Alaska; exploration and mining for precious metals; regulations; conflict of laws; permits; dumping tailings; pumping from...high tide or high-water mark; transfer of title to future State

§ 49b - Mining laws relating to placer claims extended to Alaska

§ 49c - Recording notices of location of Alaskan mining claims

§ 49d - Miners’ regulations for recording notices in Alaska; certain records legalized

§ 49e - Annual labor or improvements on Alaskan mining claims; affidavits; burden of proof; forfeitures; location anew of claims; perjury

§ 49f - Fees of recorders in Alaska for filing proofs of work and improvements

§ 50 - Grants to States or corporations not to include mineral lands

§ 51 - Water users’ vested and accrued rights; enumeration of uses; protection of interest; rights-of-way for canals and ditches; liability for injury or damage to settlers’ possession

§ 52 - Patents or homesteads subject to vested and accrued water rights

§ 53 - Possessory actions for recovery of mining titles or for damages to such title

§ 54 - Liability for damages to stock raising and homestead entries by mining activities

§ 621 - Entry to lands reserved for power development

§ 622 - Liability for damage, destruction, or loss of claim

§ 623 - Recording and reporting of unpatented claims; time

§ 624 - Protection of existing valid claims

§ 625 - Prohibition of unspecified use

U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS
Statutes at Large
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