30 U.S. Code CHAPTER 2— MINERAL LANDS AND REGULATIONS IN GENERAL

  1. § 21. Mineral lands reserved
  2. § 21a. National mining and minerals policy; “minerals” defined; execution of policy under other authorized programs
  3. § 22. Lands open to purchase by citizens
  4. § 23. Length of claims on veins or lodes
  5. § 24. Proof of citizenship
  6. § 25. Affidavit of citizenship
  7. § 26. Locators’ rights of possession and enjoyment
  8. § 27. Mining tunnels; right to possession of veins on line with; abandonment of right
  9. § 28. Mining district regulations by miners: location, recordation, and amount of work; marking of location on ground; records; annual labor or improvements on claims pending issue of patent; co-owner’s succession in interest upon delinquency in contributing proportion of expenditures; tunnel as lode expenditure
  10. § 28–1. Inclusion of certain surveys in labor requirements of mining claims; conditions and restrictions
  11. § 28–2. Definitions
  12. § 28a. Omitted
  13. § 28b. Annual assessment work on mining claims; temporary deferment; conditions
  14. § 28c. Length and termination of deferment
  15. § 28d. Performance of deferred work
  16. § 28e. Recordation of deferment
  17. § 28f. Fee
  18. § 28g. Location fee
  19. § 28h. Co-ownership
  20. § 28i. Failure to pay
  21. § 28j. Other requirements
  22. § 28k. Regulations
  23. § 28l. Collection of mining law administration fees
  24. § 29. Patents; procurement procedure; filing: application under oath, plat and field notes, notices, and affidavits; posting plat and notice on claim; publication and posting notice in office; certificate; adverse claims; payment per acre; objections; nonresident claimant’s agent for execution of application and affidavits
  25. § 30. Adverse claims; oath of claimants; requisites; waiver; stay of land office proceedings; judicial determination of right of possession; successful claimants’ filing of judgment roll, certificate of labor, and description of claim in land office, and acreage and fee payments; issuance of patents for entire or partial claims upon certification of land office proceedings and judgment roll; alienation of patent title
  26. § 31. Oath: agent or attorney in fact, beyond district of claim
  27. § 32. Findings by jury; costs
  28. § 33. Existing rights
  29. § 34. Description of vein claims on surveyed and unsurveyed lands; monuments on ground to govern conflicting calls
  30. § 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
  31. § 36. Subdivisions of 10-acre tracts; maximum of placer locations; homestead claims of agricultural lands; sale of improvements
  32. § 37. Proceedings for patent where boundaries contain vein or lode; application; statement including vein or lode; issuance of patent: acreage payments for vein or lode and placer claim; costs of proceedings; knowledge affecting construction of application and scope of patent
  33. § 38. Evidence of possession and work to establish right to patent
  34. § 39. Surveyors of mining claims
  35. § 40. Verification of affidavits
  36. § 41. Intersecting or crossing veins
  37. § 42. Patents for nonmineral lands: application, survey, notice, acreage limitation, payment
  38. § 43. Conditions of sale by local legislature
  39. §§ 44, 45. Omitted
  40. § 46. Additional land districts and officers
  41. § 47. Impairment of rights or interests in certain mining property
  42. § 48. Lands in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota; sale and disposal as public lands
  43. § 49. Lands in Missouri and Kansas; disposal as agricultural lands
  44. § 49a. Mining laws of United States extended to Alaska; exploration and mining for precious metals; regulations; conflict of laws; permits; dumping tailings; pumping from sea; reservation of roadway; title to land below line of high tide or high-water mark; transfer of title to future State
  45. § 49b. Mining laws relating to placer claims extended to Alaska
  46. § 49c. Recording notices of location of Alaskan mining claims
  47. § 49d. Miners’ regulations for recording notices in Alaska; certain records legalized
  48. § 49e. Annual labor or improvements on Alaskan mining claims; affidavits; burden of proof; forfeitures; location anew of claims; perjury
  49. § 49f. Fees of recorders in Alaska for filing proofs of work and improvements
  50. § 50. Grants to States or corporations not to include mineral lands
  51. § 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. § 52. Patents or homesteads subject to vested and accrued water rights
  53. § 53. Possessory actions for recovery of mining titles or for damages to such title
  54. § 54. Liability for damages to stock raising and homestead entries by mining activities